Avaz may refer to:
- Avaz (Persian vocal music)
- Dnevni avaz, Bosnian newspaper
- Avaz, Iran, a city in Fars Province
- Avaz, Razavi Khorasan, a village in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran
- Avaz, South Khorasan, a village in South Khorasan Province, Iran
- Avaz (album), by the Turkish band Replikas
- Avaz app, an app for children with autism and communication disabilities
- Avaaz, a global civic organization
Avaz is the third album by the Turkish band Replikas.
Spending a lot of their early career in dingy backstreet venues of Istanbul, Replikas - “great Beyoglu hopes” (the Wire, UK) – have never taken much notice of the mainstream making so much noise around them or tried to make themselves easy to classify. In a country where stand-out musical uniqueness is not exactly a feature of the pop and band scene, they are a just that – unique.
Taking inspiration from Avant- and Kraut-Rock, and adding Turkish elements - not in a contrived way, but just as living in Turkey you naturally add spice to food, it’s what you do – their new album Avaz has a new bounce and, compared with their previous two post-punk/noise albums, a return-to-roots feel. Perhaps this is best seen in the raw reworking of Ömür Sayacı, a song which appears on their previous album [Dadaruhi].
Producer Wharton Tiers (Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, Dinosaur JR and White Zombie) has taken their material born in those crowded cellar bars and helped shape and guide their back-to-basics direction: guitars sound like guitars, electronics gain personality, and vocals are perfectly placed in a design where carefully constructed sound allows for wide open musical spaces.
Cult, alternative, underground, Avaz presents a myriad of new sounds which will be enjoyed not only by fans, but by a wider audience ready to seek out the cutting-edge creative voices of Istanbul.
Avaz, or Awaz ( Persian: آواز) is unmetered vocal section of a mode in Persian music.
In the years 1965 and 1966 Mahmoud Karimi (maestro of Persian vocal music) performed the whole Avazs which were recorded and transcribed by Mohammad-Taghi Massoudieh. This version was published in 1997 in Tehran.