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March 13, 2015

Penn Masala comes 'Straight Outta Bollywood'

The Hindi a cappella group will perform with Drexel, Temple dance teams

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Penn Masala performs at Jacksonville Metro Park.

Fans of "Pitch Perfect" are going to want tickets to "Straight Outta Bollywood," the annual spring performance by the world's premier Hindi a cappella group, Penn Masala. The University of Pennsylvania troupe not only performs in the same style as the popular film's stars, but they'll make a cameo in its sequel this May. (In fact, they're one of two real-life a cappella groups appearing in the film, the other being the world-famous Pentatonix.)

Not impressed yet? The all-male group has also recorded eight studio albums since its inception in 1996, each filled with their unique Hindi-English mash-up style. They've performed all over the world, including for President Barack Obama, Anderson Cooper and music producer A. R. Rahman. They'll perform new music for the crowd on March 21 and premiere two more of their popular music videos

Opening for the rising stars will be two local college fusion dance teams. Temple Agni, the all-female South Asian team, will perform as will Drexel Jhalak, also an all-female team. Proceeds from the performance will benefit Penn Timmy Global Health

Straight Outta Bollywood

Saturday, March 21
8-10:30 p.m. | $10
Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St.