Neelamjit Dhillon is a professional musician equally versed in both Eastern and Western traditions. This firm rooting in two distinct styles gives him a unique perspective into the universality of music. His project, Komagata Maru, brings together four of Canada’s most dynamic musicians to tell a century old tale of Canada’s dark past. It combined Jazz with Classical Indian music to create a story of xenophobia and social injustice that is not typical of the Canadian cultural mosaic. He has also written a brilliant piece in response to the shooting on August 5th, 2012 at the Oak Creek gurdwara at Wisconsin as a way to remember the incident and the discussion resulted in the aftermath of the tragedy.