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July 30, 2004

The Star (Malaysia)

For over two decades, the all-male Ivy League a capella outfit The Harvard Din and Tonics have been singing for their supper around the world to great acclaim and enthusiasm, building an enduring reputation for musical and performance excellence. Malaysian audiences will now be able to sample some the groupís music and zany antics as they arrive in Malaysia to perform four dates.

Founded in 1979 by a group of undergraduates intent on entertaining the Harvard community as well as lending their services to local charitable organisations, The Dins, as they are affectionately known, are a 13-man a capella group composed entirely of Harvard University students. Their repertoire centres on American jazz standards from the 1920s through 1970s but also includes selections from other musical genres such as rock íní roll, calypso, swing and folk.

The group has also performed at numerous prestigious events such as the annual Royal Ascot races, aboard Queen Elizabeth II during the presidential inauguration of President Clinton and on TV shows. As part of their whistle-stop Malaysian stint, The Dins will be at the Royal Lake Club Dinner and Performance today. Tomorrow, the group performs at Genting International Showroom. Sunday sees The Dins performing for the Harvard Club of Malaysia at The Grand Ballroom, Equatorial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Posted by acapnews at July 30, 2004 8:33 AM

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