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Photo brief: UM teams host, partake in Miami Mayhem

Sophomore Palna Kapadia dances with the Hurricane SwaggeRaas team at the 6th annual Miami Mayhem Intercollegiate Garba/Raas competition on Saturday night. The competition, held at the Julius Littman Performing Arts Center in North Miami Beach, featured Indian dance teams from across the country. Dandiya Raas is a traditional Indian dance performed to honor the Goddess Amba during the annual Navaratri festival. The dance incorporates hitting sticks together to maintain a steady beat. The winning team was Dirty South Dandiya from the University of Texas. Monica Herndon // Assistant Photo Editor

Sophomore Palna Kapadia dances with the Hurricane SwaggeRaas team at the 6th annual Miami Mayhem Intercollegiate Garba/Raas competition on Saturday night. The competition, held at the Julius Littman Performing Arts Center in North Miami Beach, featured Indian dance teams from across the country. Dandiya Raas is a traditional Indian dance performed to honor the Goddess Amba during the annual Navaratri festival. The dance incorporates hitting sticks together to maintain a steady beat. The winning team was Dirty South Dandiya from the University of Texas. Monica Herndon // Assistant Photo Editor

Senior Arjun Anand warms up backstage with his Hurricane Bhangra teammates. Bhangra is an Indian folk dance. The participating UM teams did not compete, but performed as part of the exhibition. Monica Herndon // Assistant Photo Editor

Senior Arjun Anand warms up backstage with his Hurricane Bhangra teammates. Bhangra is an Indian folk dance. The participating UM teams did not compete, but performed as part of the exhibition. Monica Herndon // Assistant Photo Editor

March 3, 2013

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