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boomer1949 On December - 6 - 2009

I would like to share a group I stumbled across last Spring. A friend sent a YouTube video (Africa and in English) that totally went viral; over a million hits.  In any event, I have done research on them and even wanted to go to Ljubljana for my birthday this past October for their annual concert. Unfortunately, I waited too long to make plans.

Nevertheless, it is my intention to go next year. Rumor has it that David Paich, TOTO and Co-author of the original song “Africa” wrote volumes of praise for Perpetuum’s vocal arrangement. Moreover, Regents Professor Paris Rutherford, University of North Texas, gave exemplary praise of the talent, harmony, arrangements, and overall technical expertise of this group.

As a former vocal wannabe and mediocre flutist, I am forever impressed by extraordinary musicians. I ordered their most recent CD for myself and after listening to it, more than once, I placed another order for friends for the holidays. I have NO vested interest in this group other than their enthusiasm, harmony, and love, love for music. They are truly phenomenal…and are in it for the love of music…not the money. I have even written to the White House (why I don’t know) asking the President and Mrs. Obama to invite them to perform there if they ultimately tour the US.

In any event, if anyone is interested in vocal a capella, vocal percussion, and extraordinary harmony, and extraordinary music, please check them out.

They are a breath of fresh air!

www.perpetuum.jazzile.si  OR



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Written by boomer1949

...do the right thing because it is the right thing to do... Political Views: neutral...lean toward humanity

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  1. choicelady says:

    How wonderful! Thank you, Boomer. In 1996 I had the wonderful experience of meeting a man from Ljubljana -- one of the smartest, funniest, and most interesting of human beings, so this is a real gift. This groups is marvelous, and this is a great treat. Many thanks.

  2. PepeLepew says:

    Boomer and others, you might like this video too if you have not seen it.

    I love it!

    • choicelady says:

      This is joyous! Any way to tell how many were spontaneous joiners? It’s just something that makes you smile and cheer -- how could this not delight everyone unless you are have Grinch or Ebeneezer embedded in your heart. Wonderful!

  3. HITO says:

    I got that video from my daughter’s music teacher in August.

    Isn’t that fabulous? I must have sent it to 30 people.

    Excellent. Glad you posted it.

    Hope I see you soon Boomer.


    • boomer1949 says:

      Hi HITO!

      Go figure. I intended to go see them in October for my 60th b-day. Unfortunately, had numerous Sr.Moments and totally neglected to make plans.

      So…rumor has it (from a very good source/their manager) PJ will be here Summer 2010. I have already planned to figure out a way to see them here, but if not? Heck I’m going to Ljubljana in the fall 2010.

      Want to tag along — let’s make it a group thing…?


  4. boomer1949 says:

    RE: Perpetuum Jazzile…

    Once the tour dates are announced — wouldn’t it be great for all of us to show up in the same place at the same time? I promise to dress up like a celeb so no one is disappointed. :-)


    PS — this is so much more fun than the “other” side of the street.

    • Kalima says:

      Sounds wonderful but I doubt if I’ll have the strength left to swim across the Pacific Ocean after Christmas and the new year’s celebrations are over.

      • boomer1949 says:


        I’m sure there will be plenty of time. They’re not due here ’til Summer 2010. And…if all else fails? There’s always Ljubljana October/November 2010.

        Please don’t toss in the towel just yet — okay?


        • Kalima says:

          Thanks but my wish is that you get to see them in the States, hope that works out for you and that they perform in a city that is easy for you to travel to.

          My last concert here was Michael Jackson, I had a great seat near the front and the audience was wonderful. It took me 3 days to recover and I wasn’t even on stage. :)

    • HITO says:

      Hey Boomer!

      Glad to see you here! This is great.

      I haven’t even read you yet, came in a saw you under the comments section. Excellent.

      Sorry about Friday night. I took a “nap” and asked someone to wake me at 10…they didn’t and I woke up at 2:30am.

      Again, welcome. And thanks for your post. Will read it now.

      • boomer1949 says:

        Naps are not an excuse dear…calling off work tomorrow..totally different circumstances. :-)

        Thinking about it though…:-) Merlot and I have had an extraordinary evening….:-)

  5. Khirad says:

    One of my favorite bands is from Ljubljana, however, they are nothing at all like this. 😉

    Very interesting country. Had friends whom recently visited, and had a story about eating horse meat.

    Beat box guy cracked me up. In any case, no feelings hurt for not using a drummer, we kinda get bored in this style. What’s awesome for a choir can be mind-numbing for accompaniment, but choir girls were never so bad of a perk when spacing off.

  6. Kalima says:

    Beautiful and thank you.

    I have a dear friend from Ljubjana who I met here in Tokyo when she was touring with a Ballet troupe. She, her younger sister and older brother all chose one of the arts for their careers. My friend chose ballet, her sister modern dance and her brother is a musician. Unfortunately my friend injured her ankle a few years after I met her and had to retire from dancing, she ended up in Muenchen/Munich to study archeology, her second love. There are a lot of very talented people in Slovenia, it makes me glad that this group of talented artists will be seen in different countries soon.

    • boomer1949 says:


      I am listening to the CD for about the millionth (is this a word?) time. I am so sorry to hear about your friend (my daughter danced [ballet, tap, jazz] for 15 years and then chose Education/Kindergarten as a career.

      As I said earlier, I stumbled across Perpetuum as a result of a YouTube video. I purchased their most recent CD not only for myself, but for several friends for the holidays.

      If only the powers that be would only listen…the world would be a much better and safer place.

      Thank you for your reply. I think the most inspiring track of the “Africa” CD is Perpetuum’s rendition of “Will You Be There” as a tribute to Michael Jackson. It is phenomenal, uplifting, and should make all the “old goats” feel useless. Unfortunately, it isn’t going to happen. However, I believe we know better.

      • Kalima says:

        World peace through education and music is a dream of mine, it brings a smile to my face just thinking about it, but will remain what it is, just a dream I’m afraid.

        • boomer1949 says:

          Please don’t give up. I haven’t and I don’t believe anyone else hanging around here has either. “specially the kids from Ljubljana. Trust me, I have the CD and watched the YouTube posts. PJ is real, honest, loves music, touches ones heart, and crosses sooo many political barriers.

          Why is it such a difficult concept? Not you..just sayin’.

          • Kalima says:

            I never give up on my dreams Boomer, what would life be like without them, I really don’t wish to know.

            I’m happy in believing that with the return of the lost communication skills facing the world, rifts can be settled, broken hearts can be mended, loss of hope can be restored. What better way to communicate than through education leading to understanding of other cultures and of course music to soothe the soul.

            • boomer1949 says:

              Kal… well for starters I’m working from home on Monday.

              Second…you must…absolutely must get the latest Perpetuum Jazzile CD “Africa.” Phenomenal, uplifting, and talented group beyond your imagination. One can’t help but feel better…regardless of the circumstances.


  7. boomer1949 says:


    I forgot the darn picture again! Shame on me…I’ll get it eventually, but thanks to whomever added it :-)

    In any event, I just received another email from their manager…they’re coming to the States this Summer! Foolish as I may be, I sent an email to the White House informing them of such and in my naivete also intend to let PBS know as well. These kids are beyond phenomenal and too talented to overlook while they’re here.

    The website is http://www.perpetuumjazzile.si

    Jan Trost is the musical director and he posts YoutTube videos on a regular basis — which is how I fell into the music. If only everyone could be so open, caring, free, and willing to live and let live.


  8. KQuark says:

    Most excellent cheers for the video. Honestly I am beginning to get into more and more international music because American music has been shite lately and international music is much more creative and original.

  9. TanzaniteDiamonds says:

    Wow! A music-aholic like me, is in total heaven. This is fantastic.

    Thank you Boomber1949, for sharing.


  10. kesmarn says:

    Wow. That’s all I can say. If any of you have ever attempted a capella singing you know what an accomplishment a performance like this is. I notice that each and every singer is “miked.” That’s performing without a net, for sure!

    I had never heard of this group before; but I won’t forget them now.
    Thanks, boomer!

    • boomer1949 says:

      My pleasure — absolutely.

      The most recent CD can be found at http://www.perpetuumjazzile.si — something “shop”. There is a CD and also a DVD. I purchased the CD for myself and some friends. The DVD is next on my list, however, just listening and not watching,as it were, is more exciting.

      I’d rather listen until I can see them in person.

      Again, thank you to whomever filled in the picture I neglected to include.


  11. escribacat says:

    I absolutely loved it, boomer. Something about their good energy makes me feel hopeful for humankind.

    • boomer1949 says:

      They are truly uplifting. If the powers that be could only see beyond the Egos. Don’t you think?


      • escribacat says:

        Interesting you say that because as I was watching, I was thinking that part of what was so nice about it was that there wasn’t any hint of an ego trip going on. They were all musicians, working together — not trying to be a “star.”

        • boomer1949 says:


          It’s all about the music. I’ve yet to determine if any of them have “day jobs.”

          Nevertheless, love of music — people — life. What a concept! Duh!

          Order the CD — you will not be disappointed. Perpetuum has been around for many years…these kids are the children/grandchildren of former Perpetuum members. It’s been handed down from generation to generation. All of us should take a lesson.

          The CD is $14.99 and the distributor is in TN. As I said before you (no one) will NOT be disappointed. And…if you feel so inspired…please pass this along. They deserve our support and recognition…especially if they’ll be touring the Summer 2010.


    • boomer1949 says:


      I just received another email from PJ’s manager…how would I post it here or send it to you?


      • Kalima says:

        Copy and paste just the message part into the comment box.

        • boomer1949 says:

          ‘kay..didn’t know I could: here goes:

          “Dear Julie,

          Indeed, Mr. Obama is a breath of fresh air in the international politics for us too … I hope he does as much good for the unprivileged parts of the World as possible!

          Perpetuum Jazzile plans the concert tour to happen in the June/July 2010 -- coast to coast. We don’t have the specific locations yet, but I believe we will be covering the major cities. We are also preparing a few meant-to-be very resounding concert co-operations, but still need some time to get to more specific details where I can tell you more. So let’s stay in touch! :)

          Merry Christmas to you too! :)


          • Kalima says:

            Thanks Boomer1949. Next time you might want to delete your name and add a question mark, but that’s up to you.

            Being one myself, I can attest to the fact that your President has been well received all over Europe by the majority of Europeans like myself.

            I hope that you get a chance to see them live, keeping my fingers crossed.

      • escribacat says:

        Are you getting emails from PPOV when someone posts a reply to your story? I am. I noticed that those emails include the email addresses of people who replied to my story …I therefore have your email. (I bet you didn’t know that, did you?) I will drop you a line and you can forward it to me.

        • AdLib says:

          escrib, just to let you and everyone else know, we got about a 50-50 response to continuing sending email notifications to Authors when people comment on an their posts, so I’m going to halt it for the time being and see if I can work it out as an on-demand thing.

          • escribacat says:

            I use multiple email accounts anyway…I can see it could become an issue but I’m okay with it.

          • boomer1949 says:


            Personally? I don’t care. Scary as it may seem, I trust y’all. Anyone who dumps the “OTHER PLACE” has my trust beyond a shadow of a doubt.


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