a cappella

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sung without instrumental accompaniment

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In the past ten years," says Deke Sharon, director of the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA), "The number of college groups has at least quadrupled.
The New York Times says "one of the most accomplished contemporary a cappella groups," while Whoopi Goldberg proclaims, "They are amazing
Asani, the contemporary a cappella Aboriginal women's trio, was part of the a cappella Northern Harmony festival, held in Edmonton last month.
The origins of the contemporary a cappella we see in competitions these days, where vocals-only groups perform pop songs, has its roots in the late 1980s and early '90s, when Deke Sharon at Tufts University in Massachusetts began arranging music for a "vocal band.
s (BULLETIN BOARD: PAYD) Celebrity Services division, has signed an exclusive agreement with Rockapella, the kings of contemporary a cappella music, to create and manage all aspects of the group's official fan club, including a new fan club web site, online marketing initiatives, merchandising programs, fan experience events, and fan club tour ticketing.
Founded in 2001, the student-directed singing group won Best Female Collegiate Album last year for its CD ``Undivided'' at the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.
In opening the doors for these student groups to compete, we've created a stage where high school a cappella ensembles can strive for excellence and interact with each other on a national scale, thereby adding to the development and expansion of contemporary a cappella at the high school level and beyond.
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