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MIT Syncopasian
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Type of Group: A capella
Founded: 2008
Website: http://syncopasian.mit.edu/wp/

Founded in 2008, Syncopasian is a co-ed a cappella group, including undergraduate and graduate students, that promotes the awareness of Asian pop culture at MIT and the surrounding community. Unlike other a cappella groups on campus, their repertoire includes songs in not only English, but also Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, and other languages that are East Asian in origin. Another pronounced characteristic of Syncopasian would be their distinct, sophisticated style of arrangements.

Selected Performances

In addition to the biannual (Fall/Spring) full concerts, Syncopasian regularly participates in Quad-A (Asian American A Cappella Association) conference meetings every year, the most recent one being held in University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor in 2015. Other performances would include various events hosted by ATS (Association of Taiwanese Students), ADT (Asian Dance Team), among others.

In May 2015, Syncopasian was named College Division Champion on Sing That Thing!, a singing competition that featured a diverse set of amateur singing groups based in New England. Sing That Thing was hosted by WGBH, the local PBS TV station. Sing That Thing!

Music Videos & Discography

With Skylight Studios, Syncopasian released its first music video "Please Tell Me Why / Bu De Bu Ai" in 2010 and its second music video "Yue Ya Wan" in 2011.

Syncopasian has one professionally produced album, released in 2011. Ignition

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