I found this sensational singing group via the Youtube about two years ago – the Perpetuum Jazzile. I thought they should be seen and heard by more people because they’re so good that their YouTube video of “Africa” has more than 13.7 million views as of this posting. (update – as of July 2, 2014, this video has 16.6 million views)
This humongous vocal ensemble from Slovenia was formed in the early 80′s under the name of Gaudeamus Chamber Choir. Its repertoire encompasses pop, jazz, bossa nova, to funk and soul music. The choir performs exceedingly well in both a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment.
The Perpetuum Jazzile has performed in the USA, Canada, Eastern Europe, and Germany. It has released at least 6 albums. Their version of “Africa” sure made first-time viewers instant fans of Perpetuum Jazzile.
Here are some of the group’s other wonderful performances:
ABBA GREATEST HITS MEDLEY
TELEPHONE (LADY GAGA)
EARTH, WIND AND FIRE MEDLEY