A look at Stiletta, an all-female a cappella sextet performing as part of MTA’s Music Under New York program.

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WHEN I MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY, I HAD THIS VISION THAT I WANTED THIS FIERCE, STRONG, FEMININE GIRL GROUP THAT INCORPORATED BOTH ACAPELLA MUSIC AND CHOREOGRAPHY AND DANCE.

SO THAT'S HOW I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR STILETTO.

♪♪ I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF THE STILETTO HEEL, WHICH IS EXTREMELY FEMININE, OBVIOUSLY.

AND ALSO A STILETTO IS A KNIFE.

SO IT'S BOTH FEMININE AND FIERCE.

♪♪ THERE'S JUST SOME INCREDIBLE ART AND MUSIC AND CULTURE IN THE SUBWAY.

AND SOMETHING JUST MADE ME THINK, YOU KNOW, I'VE GOT THIS FANTASTIC ACAPELLA GROUP.

I WONDER IF WE COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

I WENT TO THE WEBSITE.

I FOUND THE APPLICATION.

AND I SUBMITTED IT.

WE GOT ACCEPTED TO AUDITION.

THERE'S A PANEL OF 30 JUDGES.

IT WAS WILD.

BUT I DON'T REGRET IT FOR A SECOND.

I THINK IT'S BEEN THE MOST AMAZING, REWARDING EXPERIENCE FOR US.

WE PERFORM AT THE TIMES SQUARE 42nd STREET STATION A LOT.

YOU GET TOURISTS, COMMUTERS, CRAZY PEOPLE.

YOU GET EVERYBODY.

IT'S REALLY, REALLY FUN AND IT'S ALWAYS A TRIP.

PEOPLE WILL STOP AND THEY WILL STAND AND WATCH OUR ENTIRE SET, WHICH IS AN HOUR LONG.

OUR MAIN GOAL -- NOT JUST IN THE MUSIC THAT WE PICK BUT IN JUST WHO WE ARE AS PEOPLE, IS TO INSPIRE OUR AUDIENCES AND UPLIFT WOMEN AND EMPOWER WOMEN.

SO THE SONGS THAT REALLY JUDY CHOOSES ALL HAVE THAT KIND OF MESSAGE.

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WE HAVE AN ORIGINAL SONG CALLED GET PUMPED.

IT'S ABOUT BASICALLY GETTING UP AND DANCING AND JUST FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF AND WEARING HIGH HEELS.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT MAYBE FROM OTHER ACAPELLA GROUPS THAT ARE OUT THERE OF COURSE IS THE CHOREOGRAPHY WE DO BUT ALSO OUR ARRANGEMENTS ARE VERY SPECIFIC TO OUR OWN SOUND.

♪♪ IT'S A HUGE PART OF WHY WE SOUND THE WAY WE DO.

I'M THE BEAT BOXER OF THE GROUP.

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2012 WAS THE FIRST TIME I WENT TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

FROM THAT POINT, I WAS BEAT BOXING A COUPLE YEARS.

I ENDED UP PLACING THIRD IN THE WORLD.

SHORTLY AFTER JUDY FOUND ME AND I STARTED DOING ACAPELLA AND THAT WAS MY MAIN FOCUS SINCE THEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MY MAIN JOB IS TO KEEP TEMPO.

WITH MOST ACAPELLA GROUPS, THE BASE AND THE BEAT BOXER, THEY WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE THE BEATS.

BECAUSE YOU NEED TO ADD A BASE FEEL TO A LOT OF THE BEATS TO SOUND LIKE AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM.

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MY MAIN JOB IS TO SOUND COMPLETELY NON-HUMAN.

THERE'S A TIME WHEN WE WERE DOING OUR MUSIC UNDER NEW YORK GIGS AND PEOPLE ARE LIKE, UNPLUG THE RADIO OR STUFF LIKE THAT.

THEY THOUGHT WE HAD TRACKS UNDERNEATH US.

WE NEVER DO.

IT'S ALWAYS ALL SIX OF US DOING IT.

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IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, SINCE WE STARTED PERFORMING, WE HAVE GOTTEN SO MUCH TIGHTER.

SO MANY HOURS AFTER HOURS AFTER HOURS OF SINGING TOGETHER IN THAT SUBWAY.

IT'S MADE OUR GROUP REALLY, REALLY GROW.

♪♪ IT SEEMS LIKE IN THAT MOMENT WHEN THE SIX OF US ARE FINALLY TOGETHER, IT'S LIKE, EVEN THOUGH THERE'S ALL THIS CHAOS AROUND AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET, IT'S LIKE OUR SENSE OF CALM.

BEING IN THE SUBWAY KIND OF FORCES YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT'S IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF YOU.

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