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Correction: The original version of this article contained an error. Yen Luu is the California A Capella Festival manager.

Since the explosion of music-themed shows like “Glee” and “Smash,” a cappella has been thrust into the spotlight and portrayed as an overly competitive and demanding activity. Even though UCLA’s a cappella groups have performed in their fair share of competitions, they still manage to keep a friendly relationship with their competitors.

Random Voices, one of UCLA’s all-female a cappella groups, will host its 11th annual California A Cappella Festival, where a cappella groups from all over California will show off their singing skills from belting to beatboxing.

The festival will include performances by 13 a cappella groups from UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego and UC Davis, which are all performing songs from a variety of music genres and styles that vary from barbershop to popular music.

The day will include two concerts, one in the morning and one in the evening. The California A Cappella Festival is not a competition but an invitation for people with an interest in a cappella to share their passion, said Yen Luu, a third-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student and California A Capella Festival manager

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