We’ve always been inspired by Selame Kedist’s performance skills and passion for a cappella. Fans will know her from her stellar vocal percussion with groups like Traces, Lady Jaye, and Capital Green, or perhaps through her work with A Cappella Academy, The Sing-Off, or countless coaching sessions. Or, you’ve heard her cheers over crowds at concerts and festivals. Vocal HERspective brings all of that energy to Episode 43 tonight at 6:30 pm Pacific or Sunday at 10:30 am & pm Pacific. Podcast available for download on Monday!
A few new videos to help you make it a little closer to Friday!
As the holiday season and the holiday stress start to creep in, hearing the words “Humble & Kind” may be perfectly timed.
Another sunshine pop take from the young singers in AcaPop!
Another release from the 2019 camp – this time Root 81 singing Mumford & Son’s “I Will Wait.”
Ah….we’ve hit that week of the year where Halloween smashes into Christmas. We promise to keep it *mostly* non-holiday around her until it’s actually the holidays, but forgive us if we sneak in a good one every now and then!
What better way to celebrate the holiday mashup week of the year, than with a tune from The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Anytime of year is a good time for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but Halloween was a great time for Backtrack to drop this new video. Especially when paired with the announcement of their Holiday album available now on Spotify.
What better way to announce auditions for A Cappella Academy 2020 but with the release of videos from 2019? Check out the first three releases from last summer’s campers. Yeah, don’t worry – we want to quit a cappella, too.
The first, from the Academy Choir directed by Rob Dietz:
Evergreen by YEBBA performed by Vivace, directed by James Rose and Marisa Esposito:
Mueva Los Huesos by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band performed by Cloud 9, directed by Amanda Taylor and Sean Patrick Riley
Acaville had the pleasure of debuting this song with an interview with Daniel Barke, but just in case you missed it. More YEBBA, more awesome a cappella.
Adding a Halloween-feel to this iconic Britney tune, this Texas-based group adds some neon for that extra glow. Live in Austin, TX? They are also auditioning.
Winner of “Outstanding Aesthetic” at NACC 2019, All-Night Yahtzee gave us this treat of their entire competition set from 2019.
This quartet out of Australia certainly wins best use of the “wind machine” with their George Michael cover.
The much anticipated annual Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards nominations were announced today and both long-standing favorites and new stars are among the talents honored.
Standouts include Boston-based experimental group Birdland Avenue who landed five nominations for Come Around including Best Non-Scholastic Debut Album, Best Electronic/Experimental Album, Best Pop Album, Best Electronic/Experimental Song (“Rabbit Hole”), Best Original Song by a Professional Group (“Breeze Baby”) and DCappella who earned four nominations for Best Non-Scholastic Debut Album, Best Rock Song (“Immortals”), Best Showtunes/Soundtrack/Theme Song (“The Glory Days”), and Best Professional Arrangement for a Non-Scholastic Group (“Immortals”).
On the Scholastic side A Cappella Academy, The G-Men, The A Cappella Group, VoiceBox, The Coda Conduct, The Sons of Pitches, and Dragon Scales were among some of the groups heavily recognized for their work this year.
2009 International Quartet Champions Crossroads led in barbershop music with four nominations in barbershop and arrangements.