In Dio’s Garage – SoJam 2011 Video Greetings
by Florian Städtler – recorded on November 13th 2011
The trip was a long one. The expectations were high. The experience was incredible: SoJam A Cappella Festival 2011 for me was one of these rare, mind-boggling examples of a community celebrating their common love of “their thing”. This thing, contemporary a cappella, proved to be a synonym for people opening up to new ideas, different styles, new thoughts, sounds and beats.
You don’t believe ME? Then listen to some of THOSE who run this community, who have been working for SoJam for almost one decade. Or who have volunteered for CASA for almost two decades. This whole “thing” might be called an art form. But more than that, the act of singing together simply seems to bring out the best in people. Find some of the brightest examples of community movers and shakers talking about this phenomenon in the videos below. Thanks for so much inspiration by all of you, SoJam people!
[Note: There are a few typos + funny spellings left in the videos, I apologize...blame it on my Denglish/Germish...and the will to edit and upload this as quickly as possible]
MEG ALEXANDER & NICOLE MARIE MILANO
DAVE SPERANDIO & RACHEL CHALHOUB
CHRISTOPHER M. DIAZ
ISABEL “BELLATRIX” EHRESMANN & TREVOR DAVISON
ALEX GREEN & LO BARREIRO
THOMAS “TEKAY” KING
Thanks everybody for making Dio’s garage the center of the vocal music planet. Let’s meet again soon – and keep on doing the great a cappella thing!
Florian Städtler, founder and chief blogger of Vocal Blog works and lives in Freiburg, Germany. But he loves to travel to a cappella events around the world, because they make him learn new things all the time.