By Arré Bench Sep. 18, 2020
Indian dancing duo BAD Salsa has made the finals of Season 15 of America’s Got Talent. The story of its female dancer is especially inspiring. Fifteen-year-old Sonali Majumdar was brought up in a village in Bengal, where her father earned around ₹70 a day.
The coronavirus pandemic has made countries worldwide shut down their borders and focus inwards, on containing the virus and resurrecting their economies. But if you thought that meant that multiculturalism would take a back seat, treat yourself to BAD Salsa, a dancing troupe that just made the finals of Season 15 of America’s Got Talent. It features dancers from Kolkata, representing a school from Mumbai, appearing on a US talent competition, while performing a Cuban dance form. Now that’s multiculturalism at its finest. The pair of 15-year-old Sonali Majumdar and 21-year-old Maraju Sumanth have impressed the judges on the popular talent competition, sealing their place in the finals with some eye-catching dance performances.
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Sonali’s story is especially inspiring. In a video, she revealed that she grew up in a village and her father is a poor farmer from West Bengal, who earned around ₹70 a day. Life was hard but she says, “There was one escape and that was watching Bollywood films.” From dreaming about films to dancing on an international stage to those movie songs, Sonali has certainly come a long long way.