Voca People come in for a landing

They may look like they’re from another planet, but this Israeli performance troupe is a growing hit right here on Earth.

They look like aliens, but the Voca People – an ensemble of a cappella and beatbox specialists that sounds like an entire orchestra – has become an international success since “landing” in Tel Aviv. The performance group has two permanent troupes in Israel, one in Europe and a new one in New York City.

Co-creator and director Lior Kalfo says each one of the Voca People has a specific sound that represents him or her. Clothed in white from head to toe, they sing in English but playfully speak only “Vocish,” that sound-specific, alien-like language.

The Voca People show is a mix of music and humor that’s suited to all ages and cultures.

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Viva Sarah Press is an associate editor and writer at ISRAEL21c. She has extensive experience in reporting/editing in the print, online and broadcast fields. Her work has been published by international media outlets including Israel Television, CNN, Reuters, The Jerusalem Post and Time Out.