Amrita “Ami” Dang is a vocalist, sitarist, composer and producer from Baltimore and New Delhi. Picking up her first sitar when she was twelve years old, Dang has since accumulated years of North Indian classical music training and a degree in music technology & composition from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.
Her debut album Hukam came out in 2011 on Ehse Records to critical acclaim. She further refined her sound on Uni Sun, her sophomore album that was released on Friends Records in 2016. Most notably, Dang has a big fan in Grimes, who handpicked Dang to accompany her on her 2013 tour of Asia as both a support act and a backing vocalist. Dang appears on Grimes’ video for “REALiTi,” which was shot throughout the tour. Her music defies genre, and she has shared bills with pop, world, folk, hip hop, and experimental acts, including Future Islands, Chairlift, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beach House, Wye Oak, Lil B, Bonnie Prince Billy, Spank Rock, and Dan Deacon.