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From Classical Music to ‘Hotline Bling,’ Meet the Sikh American Violinist Creating ‘Universal Music’

Beyond Belief: Meet the Sikh American Violinist Creating 'Universal Music' 5:48

"Music can be interpreted in any way. I try to make music that's universal to every aspect ... The one obvious message is my identity. I want my identity to be known with my music. This turban and beard, I feel like, is a big part of why I am where I am today. So even though I'll do a 'Hotline Bling' cover, the fact that there's aspects of the music that are foreign and even the aspects of me — the way I look — I think that makes a difference because it's something people haven't seen, and it's something people need to see." -Raginder "Raaginder Violinder" Singh

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