Photos by Hannah Weissmann ’17, text by Hannah Cregan Zigler ’17
Last week, a capella group Chaverim held a concert in Zubrow commons featuring music from all around the world. It was a night of great singing and lots of fun. Chaverim is the only tri-college a cappella group, and its repertoire focuses on providing a global musical perspective. They feature songs from many cultures in a variety of languages, representing everything from traditional folk songs to current pop hits. Their mission statement specifies that they do not sing American music, meaning even their English language pieces remain highly diverse. According to their Facebook page, they “sing strange, inaccessible music, mostly in Finnish.”
This irreverent but culturally diverse attitude pervaded last week’s concert. The group performed seven songs in three languages: Finnish, English, and Swedish. True to form, their set list included a wide range of musical styles ranging from the English language pop hit “Titanium” to traditional Finnish polka song “Ievan Polkka”.