Moira Smiley & Voco

 
Voco 2011 (from Left to right : Pilar Díaz, Moira Smiley & April Guthrie)

Moira smiley & VOCO is a visionary blend of voices – redefining harmony singing with the power & physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and the delicious, vaudevillian accompaniment of cello, banjo, accordion and body percussion. Moira Smiley leads an ensemble of extraordinary musicians who share a passion for spreading powerful, emotional music with lush four-part vocal harmony, cello, accordion and banjo. Original improvisation-built songs steeped in Appalachia and Eastern Europe. Named #1 a cappella group in the U.S. in 2007, VOCO is the energy of street singing and the elegance of a string quartet. Recently featured in Dirty Linen and on more than 100 radio stations nationwide on NPR’s “Harmonia”, VOCO has released two critically acclaimed CDs in ’08-’09: “Small Worlds” and “Circle, Square, Diamond & Flag”. VOCO is sweet, hard-driving Americana mixed with crooked eastern European dance and dissonance. It’s all rounded out with body-stompin’ percussive movement and joyous, magnificent, hair-raising harmonies – music that mourns and dances at the same time. (more about Moira and voco here : http://www.moirasmiley.com/VOCO_main.html)

This song is extract from her last album. And this beautiful video clip made by Peter Hastings. Bravo !

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You can sing with her if you visit her web site there :
http://www.moirasmiley.com/sheetmusic/cover_and_firstpage/I%20Live%20in%20CaliforniaCOVER2.pdf

And become the next co producer of her next almbum ! How ?  Watch this  : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAN-pFXUUXA

More on : http://www.moirasmiley.com