Vocal HERspective is back this week with a…slightly different kind of episode. For the first time since Episode 1, it’s just the hosts and, while it’s officially named the “Hosts’ Check-in,” we probably could have just called it “This Sucks.” Tune in for this very unfiltered conversation about the state of the universe according to Amanda and Rachael.
Rachael and Amanda check in with a true success story coming out of the a cappella world. This week’s guest is singer, songwriter, and disability advocate Lachi just ahead of her newest track release. A founder of Cadence and Mezzo A Cappella is making huge waves and we try to pack all of it into this 30 minute interview.
Learn more about Lachi: http://lachimusic.com/
It’s off to Germany this week on Vocal HERspective with guest Nina Ruckhaber of Black Forest Voices & Ninas VoxBox talking all things German a cappella. Don’t miss this interview with a true ray of sunshine.
Learn more about Black Forest Voices: https://blackforestvoices.com/
Learn more about Nina’s VoxBox: https://www.facebook.com/ninasvoxbox/
After decades of gender separation on the barbershop stage, the mixed ensemble movement is really starting to flourish. Get to know more about the Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association with President Roxanne Powell. She just happens to also be one of barbershop’s most rabid fans and an understated hero in the barbershop community!
Vocal HERSpective heads down under this week for a visit with Alex Van den Broek of Vocal Australia and MVP. Amanda and Rachael cover everything from the Aussie a cappella scene, to songwriting, to what it’s like to be in an all female-identified band. Tune in to this fun interview and you’ll fall in love with Alex, just like we have!
It takes a whole team to keep Acaville up and running and Rachael and Amanda felt it was time to make sure everyone gets to know one of the voices that you don’t get to hear on the air very often. Dana Director has been there from the beginning, serves on the Board of Directors, and represents Acaville at events and festivals everywhere! Here more about the behind the scenes of Acaville and this very amazing woman!
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out Acaville: www.acaville.org
Vocal HERspective takes a (virtual) visit to Denmark to speak with the brilliant, kind, and talented Tine Fris-Ronsfeld of POSTYR, Vocal Line, and AAVF about music, songwriting, connection, and life. The show debuts tonight at 6:30 pm Eastern and will replay on Sunday at 10:30 am & pm Pacific. Download the podcast on Monday!
Tine, in partnership with Kristoffer Thorning, also published a small E-book with a collection of icebreakers that work at a distance and even online! It’s out in three languages and you can get by signing up for their newsletter where you will get videos and new games send. Signup to get the English and German version or the Danish version.
On Episode 47, Rachael and Amanda go more in depth on the conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion with Jo Sahlin, a member of Olympia Chorus, SoundWave Quartet, and the Sweet Adelines International Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. In a time of upheaval and rapid change, this episode highlights the progress that has been made, what more is ahead, and some ideas on maintaining productive conversations.
Learn more about Sweet Adelines: https://sweetadelines.com/