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Top Five a Cappella Versions of Classical Standards

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

From the King's Singers to Bobby McFerrin, here are five impressive a cappella and vocal arrangements of classical standards.

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New Sounds

Yodels and Hockets

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hear music involving yodeling & the rhythmic technique called hocketing, featuring Roomful of Teeth & music by Merrill Garbus, Circle Songs by Bobby McFerrin, & music by Meredith Monk.

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New Sounds

New Blues

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hear new blues on tonight's New Sounds, including music from the likes of Bobby McFerrin and the recent record "Spirityouall."

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

When Words Get in the Way

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tonight at 10 pm, host Terrance McKnight blends the spoken with the unspoken and the old with the not so old. We feature choral music by David Lang, and a wordless serenade to Mozart by Bobby McFerrin.

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New Sounds

Yodels and Hockets

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music involving yodeling, (the abrupt change of pitch in a voice during a single note) and hockets.  Hocketing is a rhythmic technique where you take two or more musicians and split up the melody between them so that one note, pitch, (or chord) sounds while the other rests.  Listen to music by Merrill Garbus, aka TuneYards, performed by her and some performed by the vocal octet Roomful of Teeth.  Also, from vocal innovator, conductor, and improviser Bobby McFerrin, hear one of his Circle Songs.

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Soundcheck

12 Days Of Soundcheck '13: Bobby McFerrin, 'Joshua'

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On Tuesday, December 10, download a special live performance of Bobby McFerrin's version of the spiritual "Joshua" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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New Sounds

New Blues

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Hear new blues on tonight's New Sounds, including music from the likes of Bobby McFerrin and the recent record "Spirityouall."  McFerrin takes two lines from Psalm 25, "'You know my eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare," and turns them into a deeply bluesy spiritual.  Also, listen to arrangements of Skip James and Charlie Patton blues by Chris Thomas King and the Soldier String Quartet.

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Soundcheck

Bobby McFerrin’s Spiritual Past; Strong Feelings About The National; What The Heck Is Vevo Anyway?

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

In this episode: Best known for his solo performances, vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin goes back to his roots in jazz ensemble work on his new project called spirityouall, featuring an all-star lineup. He plays live.

Plus: Writer Carl Wilson recently penned a piece for Slate simply titled, “Why I Hate The National.” He joins us to talk about why he feels so strongly about the Brooklyn-based indie rock band, which recently released its sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me.

And: Music fans often stumble upon the name Vevo when they watch their favorite artists’ music videos online — particularly on YouTube. But what exactly is Vevo — and what are they trying to achieve? We talk with writer Peter Kafka, who covers the company for the website, All Things D.

Soundcheck

Bobby McFerrin: Reinvigorated Spirtuals And Americana

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

 Hear Bobby McFerrin perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Features

WQXR's Terrance McKnight Talks to Bobby McFerrin

Friday, November 12, 2010

After all these years, Bobby McFerrin, the man behind the hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” is still spreading that same message. WQXR’s Terrance McKnight talks to the 10-time Grammy Award winner about his new album, VOCAbuLarieS.

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Studio 360

Bobby McFerrin on Fatherhood

Saturday, June 15, 2002

Kurt Andersen and vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin talk about art and fatherhood. 

McFerrin is one of the world's best-known vocal innovators and improvisers. He is a ten-time Grammy winner, a classical conductor, and the father of three musical children. His own father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., was the first African-American ...

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Studio 360

Bobby McFerrin, Janeane Garofalo, Dads

Saturday, June 15, 2002

We hop on pop: for Father's Day weekend, host Kurt Andersen and musician Bobby McFerrin talk about the creative lives of dads. And comedians Janeane Garofalo and Al Franken tell stories about their own fathers.

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