• UW Awaaz

    The University of Washington's Premiere South Asian Fusion A Cappella Group!

  • About

    AWAAZ : "Voice" in Hindi

    UW Awaaz is a South-Asian fusion a cappella group which takes songs from South-Asian and Western culture and creates harmonious arrangements of all varieties. Founded in 2009 by UW alumni Joyita Banerjee and Pratyusha Banik, Awaaz has followed in the tradition of other South-Asian a cappella groups while continuing to innovate the genre by incorporating elements from different cultures and media. From classic Bollywood hits by A.R. Rahman to popular American songs from different genres, we aim to cultivate fusions that provoke emotions of joy and nostalgia, while appealing to audiences of all musical backgrounds!


    Since its founding, UW Awaaz has performed at competitions across the country as well as at popular UW-sanctioned events, such as Desi Dhamaka, ASC Talent Show, and FIUTS CultureFest!


    We invite you to browse our website, become familiar with our group, and join us soon at an upcoming performance!​

  • Members

    Once an Awaazian, always an Awaazian!

    Current Season

    (2017 - 2018)

    Ishanie Choudhury (Team Manager)

    Puja Das (Lead Choreographer)

    Niki Hazari (Finance Chair)

    Sarang Joshi (Musical Director)

    Sarika Karra (Public Relations Chair)

    Sachin Bhargava

    Elizabeth Gino

    Gowtami Gorti

    Siddharth (Sidh) Kulkarni

    Shilpa Kumar

    Tara Kumar

    Maanasa Nandula

    Govind Pillai

    Nandita Somayaji

    Krishna Upadhyayula

  • Pictures

    Expressions: 2017 Spring Showcase

    Expressions: Spring Showcase 2017

    Visit our Facebook page for more pictures!

  • Videos

    Desi Dhamaka 2017

    Anahat 2015 - 3rd Place

    Visit our YouTube page for other performances and videos!

  • Music

    Listen to our latest tracks!

  • Donate

    Please help us spread our music! These funds go towards studio recordings, competitions, and all other expenses that come with being a collegiate performing arts team.

  • Contact Us

    Interested in our work? Reach out to us!

  • Pages

    Check out our pages to see what we've been up to and to listen to our latest music!