Sunday, February 23

A cappella group to feature at Borneo Jazz


ALL VOICES: Slixs will demonstrate their skills at singing a cappella during Borneo Jazz 2012.


KUCHING: Borneo Jazz 2012, which will be held from May 11-12 in Miri, will for the first time feature an a cappella group.

One of Germany’s best and most charming vocal ensembles, Slixs, formerly known as Stouxingers, comprise six vocal virtuosos who effortlessly imitate a whole band.

“They create a variety of sounds and noises that eclipse almost every assemblage of instruments. Their self-created or chosen pieces of music are a true homage to the love of life.

“A luscious and homogeneous sound, brilliant solistic presentations, amusing moderations and artful compositions make the Slixs concerts an a cappella experience that offers unequalled opportunities,” said the Sarawak Tourism Board in a press statement yesterday.

They won the Cara-Award Best Jazz Song in 2008 and the Ward-Swingle-Award in 2006.

The sound of Slixs – from a whisper, click of the tongue, noisy breath, twitter, didgeridoo-like voice – is not to be forgotten.

What this lady and five gentlemen perform onstage cannot be captured by well-established music styles such as pop, soul, R&B or jazz.

They will perform on the first night of Borneo Jazz.

Promotional tickets at 50 per cent discount are available online until March 31.

Tickets for the opening night’s dinner and show are also available.

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