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Association of South-Asian A Cappella Announces Third Annual All-American Awaaz.

Washington, DC, March 25, 2019 --( Seven A Cappella groups will compete for the title of National Champion of South-Asian A Cappella.

On Saturday, April 13th, the Association of South-Asian A Cappella (ASA) will present the third national South-Asian A Cappella championship competition, All-American Awaaz. Competing groups from universities across the United States will be invited to Cramton Auditorium at Howard University to contend for the title of National Champion of South-Asian A Cappella.

In a ranking system, A Cappella groups have competed at seven nationally acclaimed competitions which took place during the academic year. The top seven ranking groups will be invited to compete at All-American Awaaz. The 2018-2019 academic year bid competitions include:

Jeena (University of Texas at Austin)

Anahat (University of California, Berkeley)

Sangeet Saagar (North Carolina State University)

Mehfil (University of Southern California)

Gathe Raho (University of Iowa)

Sahana (University of California, Los Angeles)

Awaazein (University of Texas at Dallas)

Final group rankings were announced on March 15th, 2018 across social media, including Facebook and Instagram.

The A Cappella groups invited to compete at All-American Awaaz 2019 include:

University of Maryland, College Park - Anokha

Saint Louis University - Astha A Cappella

Case Western University - Dhamakapella

University of Texas at Dallas - Dhunki

University of Texas at Austin - Hum A Cappella

Texas A&M University - Swaram A Cappella

University of Miami - UMiami Tufaan

"Washington, D.C. has welcomed us with open arms and we are thrilled to be bringing the third iteration of our show to a city so invested in the arts and culture. We're even more excited to be hosting our event at the historic Howard University," said Selima Ahmed, co-director for All-American Awaaz. "We know that this event is an incredible opportunity for the audience to witness a truly remarkable expression of culture and music, and to engage with the arts in a way they haven't before."

The competition takes place on April 13th at 5:00PM. Tickets, which range from $20-30, can be purchased online at:

Sponsorship is provided by The India Center Foundation, Inc. and Liquid 5th Productions. Partners include MannMukti, Acaville Radio, Alvin Alex Productions, and Icon Photography.

About the Association of South-Asian A cappella (ASA)

The Association of South-Asian A Cappella (ASA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in April 2016 by alumni of the South-Asian A Cappella competitive collegiate circuit. The organization aims to build a nationwide network to unite the community and strengthen the bonds not only between groups and universities, but also between the South-Asian and Contemporary A Cappella communities.

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