Hey, Femm readers hope you’re all having a good day so far. I thought this afternoon in this blog to share with you something cool in the music world. That would be the Angel City Chorale, this choir does a very unique performance of the song “Africa” by the band Toto. What makes it unique is the fact that before they start the song the choir mimics a thunderstorm with just their hands. They start by slowly rubbing their hands together while a few people make a whistling sound to mimic the wind. Other stamp their feet at different intervals to sound like the on coming thunder. Soon the “rain” picks up speed when the choir begins snapping their fingers. It starts with the alto section then the bass, baritone, and tenor section, and then moves to the sopranos. The “storm” really picks up speed and begins a heavy down pour when the choir begins clapping on their legs and jumping up and down on their choir stand. After this they slow it back down to the snapping until it slowly fades, and the music begins to play.
After that the choir begins to sing “Africa”. The whole performance is really beautiful but the “thunderstorm” will give you the chills. It’s amazing what the human body can do in replacement of instruments. It makes you think back to a time before we even had a basic drum and how humans even came across music. Did they clap their hands together or find out that snapping their fingers made a new sound experience? And what necessarily lead to clapping, snapping, and stomping to a rhythm and beat that eventually lead to the discovery of music and creating different sounds and instruments to make music? Even discovering what our own voices could do is a pretty amazing thought. You can’t help but watch this performance without these thoughts coming into mind. If you would like to have a listen then check out the Facebook link below. You also will want to turn your volume up for this. To open the link just control, click. See you guys for my next blog. Bye!