After an exhausting week of auditions and callbacks, we found some amazing additions to our team. Meet Samaa’s newest members!

Sne Parikh is a first-year from Rahway, NC, and is studying health policy and management. His favorite song to sing in the shower is “Let’s Get it On” by Pentatonix, and his guilty pleasure is blasting pop music when no one is around and “getting weird”. This year in Samaa, Sne is excited to make music with such an experienced and cultured group of men and women.

Kaan Peksenar is a sophomore from Raleigh, NC, and is studying economics. His favorite song to sing in the shower is anything by Justin Timberlake or John Legend, and his guilty pleasure is to binge watch Netflix comedies and thrillers on weekends. This year in Samaa, Kaan is excited to get started and to get his first taste of formal musical training!

Sowmya Mangipudi is a junior from Seattle, WA, and is studying health policy and management. Her favorite song to sing in the shower is “Royals” by Lorde, with some Beyoncé occasionally thrown in, and her guilty pleasure is One Tree Hill. This year in Samaa, Sowmya is excited to sing cool mashups and to hang out with a bunch of awesome people!

Jubayer Ahmed is a senior from Garner, NC, and is studying nutrition. He likes to sing anything by Arjit Singh in the shower but his favorite is “Tum Hi Ho”, and his guilty pleasure is eating ice cream, especially when it is stolen from his little brother! This year in Samaa, Jubayer is looking forward to being with a great group who has just as much excitement about music and to be able to experience and see what a cappella truly is.

Welcome to the team! We have loved singing with you guys so far!

Keep checking back here to see what else we get up to this year!