AcaVids 6-25-13: Central European Groups

Our little tour around the world continues this week with Central European a cappella. Sure, we all talk a lot about other parts of Europe, such as the Brits (Swingle Singers), the Italians (Cluster), the Nordics (Postyr Project, Club for Five, The Real Group, Rajaton, and so many more). But what about their neighbors to the south and east, countries like Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, and others?

Well, it’s time to get to know a few of these groups.

First up, and likely the group with the biggest international reputation, Perpetuum Jazile. Here’s their recent medley of Abba songs (in honor of that band’s 40th anniversary).

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Next, let’s take a look at a video featured recently on the Inside A Cappella weekly edition, Slovenian group Bassless.

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But perhaps you’ve always wondered: why don’t any of these Central European a cappella groups do covers of The Prodigy? Oh, my friend, you’ve been missing out on this from Serbian choir Viva Vox.

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We can’t forget jazzy Czechs like Voxtet.

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And we finish up with Hungarian guys Fool Moon.

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(bonus live track from Fool Moon for my fellow children of the ’80’s, their cover of the Ghostbusters theme here)

As always, feel free to share suggestions for future segments by emailing me at dave@acatribe.com.

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