New World Stages
The creative brainchild of composer Shai Fishman and performance artist Lior Kalfo, the space-alien ensemble Voca People has awed worldwide audiences with dynamic a cappella performances of popular tunes. Clad in white suits and with stark ivory face paint, this skilled intergalactic octet breaks into dynamic beatbox rhythms and harmonious, nonconfrontational intonations as colorful lights underscore the energetic vocal riffs and hands-free drum solos. The vocal virtuosos harmonize and percussively bop to popular tunes from performers such as Michael Jackson, Scott Joplin, and the Spice Girls, plucking spectators from the audience to serenade. The often-comical showcase builds in intensity throughout the performance to refuel the troupe's traveling spaceship with upbeat musical fuel, which is less pricey than ethanol wrung from frowns.