Moira Smiley & VOCO will perform at Shambhala Music & Performance Hall in early February. A visionary blend of voices - redefining harmony singing with the power and physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and delicious, vaudevillian accompaniment of cello, banjo, ukulele, accordion and body percussion. Moira Smiley's award-winning original music and spell-binding American and East European folksong light up the stage with rompin’ stompin' body percussion and warm wit. Named #1 a cappella group in the U.S. in 2007, Moira Smiley & VOCO is the energy of street singing and the elegance of a string quartet. Expect magnificent, hair-raising performances – music that mourns and dances at the same time. Called "fascinating and multi-lingual" by the LA Times, "Persuasive, near perfect musicians" by the Herald Times, “gritty and ethereal, banjo to Bartók” by the Village Voice.
Glenn Mitchell, Instructor at Selkirk College in the Contemporary Music program, says, “We look forward with enthusiasm to their upcoming engagement at the college.” The group, VOCO, is based out of the US and travels throughout the continent, performing and teaching music workshops.
Moira Smiley & VOCO will perform at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall, Tenth Street Campus, Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 regular and $5 for students, and are only available at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For more information call 250.505.1358.