2019 Asian Cup A Cappella Competition

Asian Cup A Cappella Competition has been held during the Vocal Asia Festival since 2012. It is one of the biggest A Cappella competitions in the world with an outstandingly high level. The competition aimed not only to promote contemporary A Cappella music, but also to ignite singers’ passion toward A Cappella. Through the competition, the talented A Cappella groups around Asia will get the chance to present the music and culture of their own countries.

 

In order to develop contemporary A Cappella music and encourage people to refine and share their music, Vocal Asia is organizing the Asian Cup A Cappella competition. We hope to ignite singers’ passion through this competition. Plus, aside from receiving the prize of 3,000 USD, the champion will be invited to Shanghai A Cappella Festival in 2020.

 

Date : August 9, 2019

Time : 17:30-20:30

Location : Grand Hall, Rexxam Hall (Kagawa Prefectural Hall)

Tickets : Free admission for audiences

 

The contestants :

 

Resound (China)

Whale’s Garden (Korea)

Nagie Lane (Japan)

太陽雨教師清唱團 Sunrain (China)

はらけーじ Harake-ji (Japan)

Groundbreaker@HKMM (Hong Kong)

Voctronica (India)

Acapellago (Philippines)

 

 (Listed in competition order)

 

The Jury :

 

Jim Daus Hjernøe (Denmark)

Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (The Swingles, UK)

Jon Smith (The Swingles, UK)

Junko Kamei (Japan)

Peter Lane (USA)

 

(Listed in alphabetical order)

 


Guest Performer

Business Casual (US)

(2019 VoiceJam Champion)

 

Business Casual is an a cappella band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Using only their voices, this young vocal group puts a fresh spin on vintage chart toppers and today’s hits. Winners of the San Francisco regional Harmony Sweepstakes a cappella competition in 2015 and 2017 and champions of the VoiceJam competition in 2019, Business Casual has performed at weddings, corporate events, and live public shows throughout the Bay Area since 2012.

 

Website: www.bcvocals.com


EXIT (KR)

(2019 VAF Promotion Ambassador)

 

EXIT is one of the few voice bands in Korea, which was founded in 2008. EXIT's music entices audience's to escape the boring routine of daily life. When they start, most of them have known each other since high school, when they were all choir members. They have released four singles and one mini album with their own personal pieces. You will be impressed by their hilarious and captivating lyrics which are not only about love, but also about other daily issues which most of us can resonate with.

 

Website: www.vbexit.com



Vocal Asia

Website : www.vocalasia.com

Email : festival@vocalasia.com

 

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