Our Story

Desi Dhamaka is an annual, student-run South Asian cultural showcase at the University of Washington. We started through the efforts of five South Asian student organizations on campus: SASA, ISA, PSA, BSA and the Sight Beta Rho Fraternity. Our first show was in 2002 in Kane Hall, with an audience of only 50 people. Within a few years, the show grew and we moved to Meany Hall, where we have been bringing people from all over the Northwest community to celebrate South Asian culture and talent!

This year, we are so excited to have 7 fabulous groups perform, as well as present our very first inclusive, South Asian fashion show! Join us this year to experience the incredible efforts of UW students, and diverse parts of the Pacific Northwest’s South Asian community.