Our 2023 Guest Quartet
from Sweden - ASKA
ASKA are a Swedish Barbershop quartet, made up of Anna, Cassandra, Frida and Jenny. They began singing together at the end of 2018 after first meeting in St Jacobs Vokalensemble, a church choir based in Stockholm. All four had competed with mixed quartets (Risky Business, Killer Whales & Potential Scandal) earlier that same year and wanted to try a female setting. Since then, they have competed a few times in the Nordic Championships and also had the opportunity to go to Phoenix, Arizona in September 2022 to represent SAI Nordic Light Region #32 which was an amazing experience where they learned a lot! In 2023, they were delighted to win the SNOBS Ladies Quartet contest, and to qualify for BHS International Convention with the score they achieved (watch this space!).
ASKA translates as "ashes" in Swedish and they felt it both represents our gray and cloudy land of origin, but also signifies that from whatever remains of a raging fire that goes out, something new can rise above if you start over and the soil is rich and ready for a new journey.
In the upcoming years they look forward to challenging themselves creating new music and pushing their limits, and also have the goal to compete internationally again in the future!