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Home > Main > In Dio’s Garage – SoJam 2011 Video Greetings

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]

ALLI BROOKS

NICK LYONS

KATE BROWN

TOM KEYES

MEG ALEXANDER & NICOLE MARIE MILANO

DAVE SPERANDIO & RACHEL CHALHOUB

JAMES CANNON

BENJAMIN STEVENS

KRISTIN LOBIONDO

MARK HINES

VIRGINIA DEMOSS

CHRISTOPHER M. DIAZ

BILL HARE

ROGER THOMAS

KARI FRANCIS

TAT TONG

ISABEL “BELLATRIX” EHRESMANN & TREVOR DAVISON

ALEX GREEN & LO BARREIRO

YVETTE RIBY-WILLIAMS

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.

 

 

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  1. 22. November 2011, 01:00 | #1

    Florian,

    I forgot what I commented exactly the first time, but basically: these videos are flippin amazing! They are so intimate and personal, I love how almost everyone is completely at ease and how all videos are under 1:30. They got me completely inspired to attend international festivals and foremost being more awesome in doing a cappella! I’m absolutely striving for success to the extend of singing at one of those international festivals.

    This is one world-class (video-)blog my friend. I LOVE IT!

    Cheers, rj

  2. 23. November 2011, 08:13 | #2

    Hi RJ, thanks so much for your kind words. If I really managed to inspire someone inspired like you even more, I’m really proud of that. Hope we’re going to meet face-to-face at some of these events in the not too distant future. How about London A Cappella Festival? Would be great if you joined us there. Thanks again for sharing Vocal Blog, take care! FSt/Florian

  1. 27. November 2011, 18:36 | #1
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