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‘Backtrack Vocals’ Creates Virtual Stage Bringing Joy to CMC’s Global Community

Backtrack Vocals, a 5-person pop vocal group based in New York City, used their exciting arrangements of some familiar tunes to showcase each of their top-notch vocal (and beatboxing) abilities while performing for a global audience of CMC staff, students, alumni and friends. The five members of this extraordinary a Capella group were able to perform from each of their homes through the use a Zoom videoconferencing platform provided by the Vellore CMC Foundation. This concert, which incorporated a blend of secular and non-secular song choices, brough levity and an abundance of joy to people around the world while each were complying with their social distancing responsibilities.

While adhering to the groups normal schedule, Backtrack Vocals has taken the stage around the nation at performing arts centers, corporate events, music festivals, schools and more. Their trademark is that they infuse heart and humor into every performance and cover genres from pop to Motown to classical, as well as perform original compositions.

​Backtrack is passionate about promoting the arts and helping students and other members of our society find and develop their voices. Backtrack has conducted educational programs at over 100 schools (elementary to college).

Backtrack got its start on YouTube, where the group now has over 10 million views and 110,000 subscribers!

On behalf of the entire CMC family, we at the Foundation express our deepest gratitude to the members of Backtrack Vocals for their generosity and for the pleasure of the exceptional blending of their Voices and Charm!

“Amazing Grace” performed by Backtrack Vocals
“Free Your Mind” by Backtrack Vocals

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