VOCAMERICA is a certified Fan-Produced VOCALOID concert event featuring Western VOCALOIDS and Vocal Synths. The project is the creation of Virginia-based VOCALOID producer EmpathP. The goal of VOCAMERICA is to educate and entertain fans of this ever-growing musical phenomenon with emphasis on the more uncommon Western VOCALOIDs. This is achieved through providing live holographic concerts, lectures, and workshops to conventions and expos all over the world. The currently featured VOCALOIDS and Vocal Synths of the VOCAMERICA performances are: DEX, DAINA, RUBY, MAIKA, AVANNA, YOHIOloid, Aiko Kikyuune, Namida, and Viki Hopper.
EmpathP (otherwise known as Aki Glancy) is an American musician, illustrator, and Producer from Virginia. Specializing in the creation of original VOCALOID works, her credits include illustrating the Celtic English VOCALOID “AVANNA” and voice-providing for the American English VOCALOID “DAINA”. Her non-VOCALOID related credits include providing the voices for “Miss Bizz” on “Mystery Brony Theater 4000”, and “Sylandri Veilwalker” on the Warhammer 40k YouTube show “If the Emperor had a Text-to-Speech Device”. Currently she is the manager and sponsor of VOCAMERICA.
San Diego Taiko
San Diego Taiko is a close-knit, open-hearted group of individuals who are passionate about learning taiko, and find joy in sharing taiko through performance, practice and community building. The group was founded in 2004 and practices at the World Beat Center in Balboa Park. To learn more about San Diego Taiko, visit sandiegotaiko.org or look for them on Facebook and Instagram.
Buddhist Temple of San Diego Taiko
Buddhist Temple of San Diego (BTSD) Taiko is an intergenerational taiko group made up of members of the Buddhist Temple of San Diego. The temple practices Jodo Shinshu Buddhism and has been a place of cultural preservation for Japanese and Japanese Americans in San Diego since 1926. BTSD Taiko was originally founded in the 1980s and after a hiatus the group reconvened in 2008. The goal of its drumming is not necessarily perfection for performance, but to put into practice mindfulness, oneness and gratitude. BSTD Taiko has performed at numerous community events including local festivals, cultural celebrations and library programs.
Comprised of the duo of Phoebe and Eririn, PhEri seeks to bring out the melodies and courage from their hearts to enchant audiences with rainbow colored songs and charming dances!
Having met as aspiring idols during vocal/dance classes, the two immediately felt a mysterious rapport over their love of the hope and energy that music brought to their lives. Their ability to work together was obvious to anyone that saw them in class, so it was no surprise that their first performance as a duo, on the Anime Los Angeles main stage in front of hundreds, was a resounding success. The audience loved PhEri’s anisong covers, and described both the vocals and dance as “sweet, with just a touch of allure”.
With that level of success, PhEri went on to officially debut on August 19th, 2018 at the East Meets West Music Fest held at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California. The girls not only shared a stage with well known Japanese idol groups Necronomidol and Yanakoto Sotto Mute, but to close out their set performed their first original song, aptly titled “PhEriDust”!
Currently, these idols are far from idle and working on a truly exciting second single! Be prepared to be charmed even more by the magical melodies of Phoebe and Eri, as they strive to reach for the stars and bring a smile to all their audience members!
Founded in Spring 2015, the Indigo-Go’s is a small, acoustic ensemble combining music performance, nerd culture, and cosplay by fans, for fans.
The group was born from a dream to play music from “The Legend of Zelda” franchise while dressed as the characters. They have performed at Titancon, Anime Impulse, Anime California, the “Small Ensemble Night” concert multiple quarters at California State University, San Bernardino, and other conventions around SoCal.
The group currently consists of three CSUSB alumni. The group’s music is arranged by Acacia Weber as well as Manuel Tejeda. The current instrumentation consists of Acacia Weber on flute, Manuel Tejeda on trombone and guitar and Courtney Wilkins on flute and alto flute.
We look forward to seeing you very soon!
Nerds who (cos)play together stay together!
The Hyperactive Slackers are a San Diego based 3-piece punk rock band. Formed way back in 2015, they have been taking the city by storm, performing at various venues and events. Catchy hooks and rhythms that recall 1990’s favorites such as NOFX, Rancid, Green Day, and Weezer as well as Punk Pioneers The Ramones and The Dickies, all with a fun high energy performance that’s sure to get the audience up on their feet dancing with them. Adnan handles the Guitar and vocal duties, while Tony and Jesse fill out the rhythm section on Bass Guitar and the Drum Kit respectively.
Updated: May 23, 2019