USC Asli Baat are the winners of Anahat 2012! In addition to 1st place overall, we also collected individual awards for Best Female Vocalist (Esha Roy), Best Beatboxer (Sid Gandhi), and Best Choreography (Aditi Jayaraman)!!
Our winning set:
Asli Baat was founded in 2008 at the University of Southern California as a way for singers to share their enthusiasm for South Asian music. Since then, Asli Baat has grown into an award winning performance group placing 1st at Anahat, the annual premiere South Asian a cappella competition at UC Berkeley, in 2009. Asli Baat blends both classical and contemporary South Asian music with Western musical styles including hip hop, jazz, R&B, rock, and pop.
Our aim is to provide singers of both South Asian and Western musical backgrounds with a platform to showcase their unique talents. Additionally, we seek to broaden our audience and become one of USC’s mainstream a cappella groups.