Student Jashandeep Kahlon's Viral Video Features Punjabis, Mexican Dancing Together

Thursday, July 20, 2017

KTVU-CHANNEL 2 (OAKLAND) -- In an interview Wednesday with KTVU on Wednesday, the San Francisco State University International Relations major said he had no idea this scene would spark so much interest.

“People probably think it’s either really funny or they like that two different cultures and having fun together,” Kahlon said he was hanging out with family and friends in his hometown on Independence Day playing Punjabi music when suddenly, the neighbors, many of them who hail from Mexico started dancing in the street. Then the Mexicans started playing Spanish music and the Punjabis didn't skip a beat.

The video shows dozens of people hopping and bouncing in the street, Bhangra music beating in the background.

With all the talk in the United States recently of deportations and travel bans, and with hate crimes against minorities on the rise, Kahlon said he’s really happy to see that “two minorities getting together to celebrate together as American.”