The Royal Madness - Acapella Group

The Royal Madness
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Pan-Tonal polyphony


The Royal Madness is a Pretoria-based, eight-member acappella group who specialise in performing songs from different genres.

A short overview of the talk

On arrival, The Royal Madness will commence with an a cappella mashup of pop songs from the 2000s and the “rise of the boy band”. This will be followed by Black Outside, a trap music arrangement of four pop songs which contain various vocal techniques that create synth sounds and electronic rhythms with the voice. They end with Diapragm’hA, a piece comprising of music from as far back as 500 years ago, which is arranged in a modern style, while keeping with the form of the era in which the music was created.