They really sing!
Â ManSound, an a cappella sextet from Kyiv, Ukraine, started its activity in 1994 as an idea of
Â composer and arranger Vladimir Mikhnovetsky. The group consists of experienced professionals
Â and it is a permanent participant of international jazzÂ festivals and concerts.
Â Â From the very first performances of ManSound at the concerts in Ukraine the interest towards
Â the group has been increasing, as well asÂ their popularity. The group got a hearty welcome at
Â the jazz festivals and concerts throughout Ukraine. Since 1997 ManSound has been a sought-
Â after guest at differentÂ jazz festivals, like "Jazz Voices" (Moscow, Russia)Â and have been
Â rewarded with well-deserved popularity.
Â Â In 1996 ManSound traveled to the United States for six weeks performing with great success in
Â Â universities and evangelical churches. They gave several dozens concerts in four U.S. states.
Â In December of 1998 ManSound held a series of Christmas concerts in Holland and Switzerland.Â Â
Â In April 1999 ManSound performed with great success at the 7th International Jazz Festival "Jazz
Â en Artois" (France).
Â In February ofÂ 2000, ManSound performed at one of the biggest jazz eventsÂ in the USA, the
Â Â Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, following the invitation of Lionel Hampton himself. They also
Â Â performed in 2002 and 2003 delighting the participants of their daily workshops and crowds of
Â Â 5000 at the evening performances. After their first appearance, Dr. Linn Skinner, director of the
Â Â Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, said that ManSound was the hit of the jazz event.
Â During the summer of 2001 ManSound performed in Branson, Missouri, as part of the Zhivago
Â Â Show. They were nominated for Best Vocal Group by Branson's All-American Entertainment
Â Â Awards.
Â "This performance is one of the best kept secrets in Branson. On a scale from one to ten, I wouldÂ
Â rate this at twelve. This has to be one of the freshest talents to perform in the Ozarks in many
Â Â years. TheirÂ ability andÂ talent speak for itself andÂ take a back seat to no one."Â Charles
Â Â Lobodzinski (Crown Point,Â Indiana).
Â In July ofÂ 2002, ManSound participated in the International A Capella Competition for Jazz and
Â Â Pop Ensembles "Vokal.Total" in Graz,Â Austria. ManSound won the first place in the Jazz Category
Â winning over participants from eight European countries, and the USA, and taking home the
Â coveted "Ward Swingle Award". Ward Swingle, founder of the Swingle Singers, the first A
Â Capella group, and the jury chairman, said of ManSound: "The variety of their repertoire is very
Â Â Â impressive. I think that the group has a fine future."
Â The sextet's repertoire consists of Slavic folk songs, Gospel, and the jazz standards which they
Â Â perform with original arrangements.
Â Â For the last ten years ManSound has toured and performed in Austria, Germany, France, Italy,
Â Â Switzerland, Holland, Estonia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Russia, Belorussia, and the USA.
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