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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
The Real Group is a professional a cappella group from Sweden, consisting of five members: Emma Nilsdotter, Lisa Östergren, Anders Edenroth, Morten Vinther Sørensen and Jānis Strazdiņš.The group`s members compose or arrange most of the songs that they perform. A large portion of the group`s recorded songs are sung in English, with the remainder being almost entirely in Swedish. The group cites Bobby McFerrin as an early source of inspiration: `What we do may never have happened if we hadn`t heard his [albums].`The Real Group has performed in more than 2000 concerts worldwide. In 2002 The Real Group performed at the opening ceremony of The FIFA World Cup in Seoul. They performed live to the audience of 60,000. On 22 December 1993, to commemorate the fiftieth birthday of Queen Silvia of Sweden, The Real Group backed up former ABBA member Anni-Frid Lyngstad in a performance of the ABBA hit `Dancing Queen`, using an a cappella arrangement that would later be released on the album `Varför får man inte bara vara som man är`.