Falu is internationally recognized for her rare ability to seamlessly blend a signature modern inventive style with a formidable Indian classically-shaped vocal talent. She moved to the States in 2000 and was appointed as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where she taught Indian Classical Music for 2 years. Falu’s subsequent career in the States has led to a series of brilliant and high profile collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef jean, Philip Glass, Ricky Martin, Blues Traveler and A. R. Rahman, among others. She was appointed Carnegie Hall’s ambassador of Indian Music in 2006, and she has performed live at Lincoln Center and for former president Barack Obama.
Founded in 1997, Cornell Bhangra’s goal is to promote awareness of Punjabi dance and culture across the nation. Bhangra is a folk dance originating in the state of Punjab in Northern India and Pakistan that celebrates the arrival of spring and everyday culture/life in Punjab.
Over the past 18 years, Cornell Bhangra has grown to become among the most well-known bhangra teams in North America.