This week on Vocal HERspective is an interview with Tessa Walker – Harmony, Incorporated Harmony Queen and Sweet Adelines International Rising Star with Hot Pursuit Quartet and music educator toughing it out in the temporary normal.
Amanda’s not one to idolize, but she and Rachael get to sit down with one of her biggest inspirations on tonight’s episode of Vocal HERspective. Tune in for an interview with the heart and soul of Duwendé – longtime arranger and architect of the group, Abbey Janes is brilliant, dedicated, and so, so talented.
Learn more about Duwende (and their new album!) at http://www.duwende.com/
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/
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!
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/
We’ve always been inspired by Selame Scarlett’s performance skills and passion for a cappella. Fans will know her from her stellar vocal percussion with groups like Traces, Lady Jaye, and Capital Green, or perhaps through her work with A Cappella Academy, The Sing-Off, or countless coaching sessions. Or, you’ve heard her cheers over crowds at concerts and festivals.
Learn more about Traces at https://www.facebook.com/Traces5/
From the The Mandarins to Cape Harmony to a recently released solo album, Nina Pelligra is pushing boundaries. Learn more about her writing process and the art of looping which both play a prominent role in her music.
Learn more about Nina at http://www.ninapelligra.com/music
And check out her videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/1npellig