WHAT IS HOJA? | BIOGRAPHIES | HOJA BLOG
HOJA (hoe-jah) is Canadian acappella group formed in the summer of 1998 and originally based
out of Saskatoon, SK. Over the past decade, HOJA has recorded five CD’s (selling over 25,000
units) and performed for more than 3,000 audiences (over 750,000 people) from British Columbia to Ontario. Our repertoire is filled with favorite songs from the 50’s to the present that span every style of music — from doo wop to rock, country to disco — no genre is safe from Canada’s favorite acappella heroes!
Each member of HOJA sings a variety of different voice parts including bass lines, lead vocals,
tenor and baritone parts, instrument sounds such as guitars and trumpets, beatboxing and drum
noises, and assorted sound effects. Audiences are often amazed to learn that every sound during
the performance is being created live by the singers on stage… there are no backup tracks! In the summer of 2009 the group officially relocated to Calgary, AB, and we plan to release our sixth
professional CD in 2010.
Originally, HOJA started out performing for company Christmas parties, community events, corporate functions, and other events for adults and families. However, we soon realized that we could have a tremendous impact on the youth of today by developing a school presentation that not only entertained the students, but also gave them some concrete tools for helping to shape their lives and achieve their dreams as we have done for ourselves.
We are very proud of the fact that many students have told us years later that we impacted their lives when they were younger and that they have taken our message, example, and encouragement to heart.
One of our new initiatives is our COMMUNITY BUILDER CONCERTS which act as fundraisers for local schools. Please see our list of upcoming PUBLIC CONCERTS to see if we are coming to perform in your area — our show is great for the whole family!
We still do perform for many types of events — if you or someone you know is planning a community or corporate event that could use some energy, laughter and great music, feel free to check out www.fatcatuniverse.com/corporate for testimonials and information about booking us for your event.