ACAPELLAGO, PINOPELA Win At International A Cappella Festival In Russia

Karen Jane Ng

Posted at May 13, 2019

The Philippines brought home major victories courtesy of our very own a cappella groups Acapellago and Pinopela!

Taking part in this year's Moscow Spring A Capella Festival, five-piece Acapellago won first place in the Pop category while Pinopela bagged third place against 195 other groups from 26 countries. Congratulations!


Breaking news (from Mr. C) Acapellago topped their category while Pinopela took home 3rd place in the same category in the Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival with 195 participating groups from 26 countries, in 51 venues, for a total of 12 days. Mabuhay ang team Philippines!!! We are very proud of your accomplishments! Grand Prix Winners went to USA (Six Appeal) and Germany (On Air) Category Winners for 5-8 singers: 1. Philippines: Acapellago; 2. South Africa: Just Six; 3. Philippines: Pinopela The other categories were for 1. Live Looping, 2. 2-4 member a cappella groups; 3. 5-8 member a cappella groups; 4. for 9 members or more. The Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival is the largest festival of its kind. Acapellago ang Pinopela are both products of the Akapela Open, the national contemporary a cappella competition, presented annually by PLDT-Smart Foundation and One Meralco Foundation, in cooperation with the Music School of Ryan Cayabyab from 2013 to 2016. Both have won the grand prize, with Acapellago winning the grand prize twice. Akapela Open is now a biennial event presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with TMSRC.

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Both groups are products of the national contemporary a cappella competition Akapela Open and have won in other international contests.

Fresh from their victory in Russia, Acapellago will perform at the MYX Music Awards 2019 this Wednesday, May 15. Watch it live on MYX channel and YouTube.


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