Classic vocal motion six
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Vocal Motion Six is a well known Namibian acapella group comprising the Chizyuka brothers, Peter, Mark and the Mario brothers, Thomas, Jones and Vasco. The group have come along way since their teenage years. They started singing in 1999, drawing from the strong roots of Christian acapella music as their foundation. The group has since evolved and incorporates a classic mix of the Mo-town era in America in the 1950’s and 1960’s as well as Latin music on their latest album titled ‘Classic’.
The cover album kicks off with a track called Every time I look at You which talks about falling in love. The second song is the Spanish version of Mariah Carey’s Hero. Another Spanish track is the fourth track on the album titled ‘Musica’. Track eight is more upbeat and is my personal favourite. It has this Mo-town jazz and blues to it that makes me want to get down and shake my tail feathers. The other tracks, Regressa and A’ll Impovisso will be a favourite for Il Divo fans as they are emotional and in Latino. There is nothing more emotional than a Latino ballade.
The album was released on 28 October and much to the delight of the singers their fans were upset as it sold out in the first week after release. This is the groups second album, their first ‘Search and Find’ (2006) made them a popular favourite amongst the young and the old. The album is composed of songs from other artists and the group somewhat manges by a miracle not to ruin the already famous songs. VM6 has been catapulted from being just ordinary acapella boys from the small town of Utukota in the Kavango region to creating an enjoyable musical journey on this album. Them breaking language barriers in (Hero) the Spanish version, A’ll Impovisso and Regressa, confirms it.