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Awaaz, a vibrant celebration of South Asian culture and heritage, is Duke’s largest student-run production of the year. Organized by Duke Diya, Duke’s South Asian cultural society, Awaaz has been an annual tradition for students, alumni, faculty, and the local community for more than 25 years. The show brings together students from various cultural groups, student organizations, and backgrounds for an eclectic showcase of music, comedy, dance, and tradition to raise money for local charities that strengthen and support the greater Triangle community. This year, Awaaz will be held on November 8th and 9th in Page Auditorium on Duke University’s West Campus, so get excited for spectacular performances and a weekend that you will not want to miss! 

The charity that Awaaz will be working with this year is Let’s be well REDLet’s be Well RED aims to combat the widespread prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia in India by 1) spreading awareness and 2) by making our iron-rich nutritional bar, GudNeSs, available to every anemic individual in India. You can find more information about them here!

Watch the teaser trailer here and GET EXCITED FOR AWAAZ!

Like the Duke Awaaz 2013 FaceBook page and join the Facebook event to stay updated with information about act auditions, production council meetings, and performance information! Keep tabs of everything Awaaz and email dukeawaaz@duke.edu if you have any questions!

Awaaz auditions and the opportunities below are now CLOSEDThank you to everyone who sent in a video or joined!

Not involved with a performing group on campus, but would like to show off some moves on stage? Get excited because you can!:

First years! You get to start off the show with the First year dance! Don’t miss out, DO IT! It’s super fun and it’s a great opportunity to meet and bond with fellow classmates! Contact Medha Gudavali at medha.gudavalli@duke.edu for more information.

Not a first year? Join this year’s Lottery Dance for all upperclassmen! This year, the lottery dance will unique in that it will be featuring one song from each region of South India! No dance experience is needed to be a part of this fun dance performance! Join the Facebook group with your information or contact Abhishek Balakrishnan (anb17@duke.edu) or Sruti Pisharody (sp207@duke.edu) with any questions!

Seniors get to finish off Awaaz night with the one and only Senior Bhangra! Senior Bhangra is the largest act in the show – last year’s finale featured nearly 300 of Duke’s finest on stage! If you were born for the spotlight, love Bhangra, or just want to cross off another item on your Duke Bucket List, stay tuned for more information about how to get involved. Contact Ajay Parikh at ajay.parikh@duke.edu with any questions.