Thursday, February 28, 2013

Israeli vocal troupe comes to Markham, Ont.

First there were the drum beats of the world-renowned Blue Man Group, and since 2009, The Voca People have been hot on their heels. This weekend the eight-person Israeli vocal troupe will bring their unique show to Markham, Ont.

Dressed in white from head to toe (though always sporting red lips), not unlike the Blue Man Group’s signature all-blue style, the Voca are able to replicate the music of a full orchestra, a talent that sets them apart. The tracks and compositions of popular and classical artists are featured in a capella harmonies and beat box versions. Sample their stylings here:

Their popularity – stemming from YouTube videos that collectively have garnered more than 40 million hits – has propelled their show to more than 20 countries, as well as a one-year run off-Broadway in New York City, where they won a 2012 Lortel award for “outstanding alternative theatrical experience.” The award was first won by the Blue Man Group in 1992.

Get your tickets to The Voca People’s show this Saturday at the Flato Markham Theatre at

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