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KlapaDooWopella History


Based in: Seattle.

KlapaDooWopella is one of the world's oldest ongoing musical ensembles devoted exclusively to singing a cappella. The name "KlapaDooWopella" comes from the "klapa" music of the Dalmatian Coast, "DooWop" music from the streets of America, and all sung in "acapella" style. Thus, KlapaDooWopella.

While the number of members and personnel have changed over the years, the current quartet still has three of the original members. The group was first formed as a "klapa" to sing folks songs of the Adriatic Sea, but has added many styles of singing over the years. We sing klapa music, doo-wop music, folk songs and holiday tunes for special events. We perform actively in the Seattle area and around the world. Performance venues include folk festivals, pubs, street corners and private parties.