Asia Representation at vokal.total

Southeast Asia has been marked once again at the pinnacle event of A Cappella: vokal.total 2017!

Asia is no stranger to this annual event held at the Dom Im Berg in Graz, Austria. Celebrating the finest of Contemporary A Cappella with multiple categories (of 2017: Pop, Jazz, Classical, and Comedy) and also Beatbox (Emperor of the Mic)!

Since 2005, groups from Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and this year, Philippines have made it into the competition, which is commendable as it is difficult to be even considered for selection.

For the A Cappella Ensemble categories, the top three groups in each category will receive the prestigious Ward Swingle Award, and the rest will receive Gold, Silver, and Bronze diplomas (based on their score) rewarding them for their professional acts at the competition.

Here’s a compilation of groups that have participated and honor they have achieved in Graz!

– 2004 –
Semiscon 神秘失控 人聲樂團 (Taiwan)
Pop Category: First Prize

– 2005 –
O-Kai Singers 歐開合唱團 (Taiwan)
Gospel Category: Third Prize
Jazz Category: Silver Diploma

– 2006 –
No participation by a group from Asia.

– 2007 –
No participation by a group from Asia.

– 2008 –
Focal Plus 瘋 人聲樂團 (Taiwan)
Pop Category: Silver Diploma

– 2009 –
The Public Bath House 公共澡堂 人聲樂團  (Taiwan)
Pop Category: Gold, First Prize (Ward Swingle Award)
*The Public Bath House is now known as Vox 玩聲

Takarabune (Japan)
Jazz Category: Gold, First Prize (Ward Swingle Award)
Pop Category: Gold, Second Prize (Ward Swingle Award)

– 2010 –
No participation by a group from Asia.

– 2011 –
MayTree 아카펠라 그룹 메이트리  (Korea)
Jazz Category: Gold, Second Place (Ward Swingle Award) + Audience Award
Pop Category: Third Place (Ward Swingle Award)

Moment Singers (Taiwan)
Jazz Category: Silver Diploma

MICappella (Singapore)
Pop Category: Bronze Diploma

Dharni (Singapore)
Emperor of the Mic (Beatbox Category Champion)

– 2012 –
Voco Novo 爵諾歌手 (Taiwan)
Jazz Category: Gold, Second Place (Ward Swingle Award) +
Special Award for Best Arrangement for 花树下 (Under the Tung Blossom Tree)
Pop Category: Gold, Third Place (Ward Swingle Award)

– 2013 –
SURE (Taiwan)
Jazz Category: Bronze Diploma

– 2014 –
Key Elements (Singapore)
Pop Category: Silver Diploma
Jazz Category: Silver Diploma + Audience Award

– 2015 –
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ZENITH 제니스 (Korea)
Pop Category: Gold, First Prize (Ward Swingle Award)
Jazz Category: Gold, Second Prize (Ward Swingle Award)

Heaven-Sent Gift 天籟奇蹟 (Taiwan)
Pop Category: Honorable Mention

– 2016 –
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Guess What 問樂團 (Taiwan)
Pop Category: Bronze Diploma

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Bleinders (Taiwan)
Special Appearance (Non-Competition)

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Acapellago (Philippines)
Pop Category: Gold, First Prize (Ward Swingle Award)

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Gili (Taiwan)
Jazz Category: Gold, First Prize (Ward Swingle Award)

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Piratheeban (Singapore)
Beatbox Shootout: Second Place

 


All images: Screengrabs from vokal.total’s YouTube live stream or website

 

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