WORLD RENOWNED PENN MASALA IN THE A CAPPELLA NCPA CHAMPIONSHIP CLOSING QUARTET; BROADWAY ON DEMAND & HAMILTON STAR ANNOUNCE FINALISTS JAN. 12TH
WORLD RENOWNED PENN MASALA IN THE A CAPPELLA NCPA CHAMPIONSHIP CLOSING QUARTET; Broadway On Demand & Hamilton Star Announce Finalists Jan. 12th
From 5,000 Nationwide Groups, 4 Semi-Finalists Remain in 64 Team Bracket for $10K and Social Justice Charities in “Pitch Perfect Meets March Madness”* Biggest College A Cappella Championship in History!
Penn Masala vs. Harvard Opportunes BYU Vocal Point vs. Vanderbilt Melodores
NEW YORK, NY — In a brave new virtual world, from 5,000+ College A Cappella groups, 64 of the nation’s most acclaimed and award winning groups were invited to compete in the unprecedented “UpStagedAID: One World, Every Student Voice™” NCPA A Cappella Championships for $10,000+ in cash prizes for teams and their chosen Social Justice Charity.
Penn Masala is one of five South Asian College groups who fought their way to the top of this NCPA Competition. Formed in 1996, all-male Penn Masala is renowned as the world’s first and leading South Asian A Cappella group, having performed worldwide for celebrity audiences from the White House to the Bollywood Music Awards. Penn Masala is featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Pitch Perfect 2. Their cover of “Any Way You Want It” was part of the Best Soundtrack Winner at the 2015 American Music Awards.
Broadway On Demand, the industry-leading livestream platform in performing arts, will showcase the announcement with Ringling Bros.’ Last Ringmaster, Johnathan Lee Iverson, hosting and Tony Award-winning show Hamilton’s, actor extraordinaire Jared Dixon (Aaron Burr) congratulating the finalists. NPR’s Peabody Award-winning Morning Edition recently announced the semi-finalists:
To reach the Closing Quartet, NCPA Mid-Atlantic Champion Penn Masala dominated fellow NCPA A Cappella All-American, Midwest Region Champion, and Big 10 A Cappella powerhouse Illinois No Comment after stunning last minute come-from-behind victories over NBC’s The Sing-Off competitors Howard Afro Blue and Ivy League rival Princeton Footnotes.