Acapellago bags 2019 Vocal Asia Festival’s top prizes in Japan

Acapellago Asia Festival Japan
Multi-awarded Filipino vocal group Acapellago bested 7 other Asian countries for the Asian Cup A Cappella Championship title in Japan. Credits to Silliman University Culture and Arts Council

Filipino vocal group Acapellago once again raised the Philippine flag on the
international stage after winning the top prize at the 2019 Vocal Asia Festival in Japan.

The 5-member award-winning Pinoy singing group won two major awards: Asian Cup A Cappella Champion and the VoiceJam Award at the festival’s competitions held at Rexxam Hall (Kagawa Prefectural Hall) in Takamatsu Kagawa on August 9.

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The Bulacan-based group composed of Michelle Pascual, Almond Bolante, Joshua Cadeliña, Ronnel Allen Laderas, and Ricky Gavin Laderas bested 7 other participating groups from different Asian countries.

Acapellago’s victory in Japan follows the feat of fellow Filipino vocal groups Astrafellas and ISKALA in Singapore in July. The singing group had previously triumphed in various international a capella competitions such as Moscow Spring A Capella Festival 2019 in Russia, Vokal Total 2017 in Austria, and the AKA VIII A Capella Asia Pacific Championship League in Singapore in 2016.

Here are the results of Vocal Asia Festival 2019 Asian Cup A Cappella Competition:

First Place – Acapellago, Philippines
Second Place – Voctronica, India
Third Place – Harake-ji, Japan

VoiceJam Award : Acapellago, Philippines

Acapellago Asia Festival Japan
Acapellago wins A Cappella championship title and VoiceJam Award. Credits to Acapellago.

“Nag-uumapaw ang aming mga puso (Our hearts are overjoyed). Thanks to all of our prayer warriors,” the internationally-awarded Filipino vocal group Acapellago posted on their social media after winning in Japan.

SEND congratulations to Acapellago, our champions at the 2019 Vocal Asia Festival in Japan!

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Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.