Voca People

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The Voca People
Origin Israel
Genres A Cappella
Years active 2009–present
Website www.voca-people.com

The Voca People (Hebrew: ווקה פיפל‎) are an Israel-based ensemble performing vocal theater combining a cappella and beat box vocals to reproduce the sounds of an entire orchestra.[1]

The Voca People claim to be aliens from another planet where the main method of communication is sounds. Dressed completely white in appearance except their lips, which are red, they float around in space in their ship, which is powered by nothing more than music. They arrive on Earth which has a great repertoire of music. They have performed in Spain, New York, Hungary, Italy, France, England, Israel and many other places. They incorporate the public into their songs and change or add bits depending on which country they are in (e.g. If they were in Spain they would perform songs in Spanish and incorporate the Spanish public into their performance.)

The creators, Lior Kalfon and Shai Fishman envisioned a group of performers dressed completely in white with red lips. The Voca People claim to come from the Planet Voca (somewhere behind the sun) where all communication is based on music and vocal expressions. Their motto is: "Life is music and music is life." [2]

In Italy they became famous through a clip on YouTube, which had over 15 million hits in less than one year, and a series of television appearances. Their first appearance in an Italian TV show was Ale e Franz on 28 September 2009.[3] Later they also appeared on Domenica In and the Italian X Factor.[4]

The Voca People sometimes mingle with crowds, singing, improvising and playing with passers-by. Their appearance and performances have been compared to Blue Man Group.[5]

In 2010 they brought their show to Italy with stops in Rome, Bari, Milan, Florence, Padua, Naples and Turin. They returned in February 2011 to Aosta.

Troupe members[edit]

  • Beat On: Chen Zimerman / Ran Cimer / Mark Martin / Sidi Moussa
  • Scratcher: Isato Boyko / Ofir Tal / Tiago Grade / Paul Vignes (Polo)
  • Tubas: Idan Shemii / Bryant Charles Vance / Alon Sharr / Eyal Edelman / Shimon Smith / Arnaud Leonard
  • Tenoro: Almog Kapach / Ashot Gasparian / Omer Shàish / Chris Dilley / Nick Anastasia / Gaëtan Borg
  • Alta: Meital Segal / Laura Dadap / Adi Kozlovsky / Maya Pennington / Vered Regev / Magali Bonfils
  • Mezzo: Maayan Bukris / Sapir Braier / Vered Sasportas / Emily Drennan / Bar Klein / Sharon Laloum
  • Bari-tone: Barak Tamam / Uri Elkayam / Jacob Schneider / Oded Goldstein / Tony Bastian
  • Soprana: Ganit Simovitz / Michelle Green / Christine Paterson / Chelsey Keding / Liran Saporta Barel / Cécilia Cara

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Stampa. "Voca People, tra Beethoven e hip hop, purché sia in bianco" (17 December 2010)
  2. ^ auditorium.com
  3. ^ [1] YouTube videos from the official site
  4. ^ [2] YouTube Video
  5. ^ choralnet.org

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