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Fabulous Argonauts Quartet sings a Capella and entertains in Sellwood
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Fabulous Argonauts Quartet sings a Capella and entertains in Sellwood

Sellwood, Portland OR

Fri, June 21, 2024 6:30 PM, PDT

Pay the musicians
2 of 17 spots still available
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
Wheelchair access
Not wheelchair accessible
Some stairs may be present in the space
General accessibility details
Kid-friendly event

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Barbara B. Superhost

Come and enjoy the fabulous Argonauts - singing close four-part harmony with funny, delightful, heartwarming entertainment! While barbershop harmony is their foundation, they perform wonderful love songs, jazz, pop, R&B, sea chanties, etc. Their crackling sound and authentic style will steal your heart and get you tapping your foot and singing along. A sought-after group, be sure to make your reservation early as the space is limited to 17 people.

What's the music?

Argonauts Quartet Acapella Quartet (TTBB)

Join Argonauts on a musical odyssey through time and space interpreted through the lens of the uniquely American popular folk art form known as Barbershop Harmony.

You'll learn about what makes Barbershop unique and exciting, experience, experience a diverse selection of all-acapella music, and even be invited to join us in creating harmony of your own!

Where does this music come from?

Many of the pieces we'll perform this evening were arranged as "contestable barbershop" according to the rules of the Barbershop Harmony Society. There are several components that make a song "barbershop", including:
- all acapella singing
- consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a primarily homorhythmic​ (the same word sounds at the same time)​ texture
- melody consistently sung by the lead​ (second tenor)
- emphasis on the use of secondary dominants and circle of fifths harmonic motion

Barbershop harmony is based in African-American traditions of the late 1800s in the American South. Follow this link for more information on how barbershop harmony came to be what it is today: https://www.barbershop.org/about/history-of-barbershop/roots-of-barbershop-harmony


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