In recent months, as Armenia slowly unveiled each of the six artists in its Eurovision 2015 supergroup Genealogy, a lot of y’all worried their act would veer toward hot mess. How can you mix with an Ethiopian musician known for Latin jazz with a coloratura soprano, among others, and expect them to blend? On paper it sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. But guess what: It works!
Yes, we will face the shadow all day long if Genealogy is singing live. On 23 April the group published a rehearsal video that had us gagging for more (even without make-up and fancy costumes). The variety of voices, the live pianist and the nuclear power of their voices give this song the feel of an epic musical. It’s seriously Broadway meets West End in Yerevan. A song like this lives or dies based on the vocals and thankfully its pulse is pump-pump-pumping. (P.S.: We’re loving Tamar’s playful fliration with Vahe. Is there a direct flight between NYC and Addis Ababa?)
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Genealogy: Live “Face the Shadow”
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Posted by Genealogy on Thursday, April 23, 2015