Friday, March 26, 2010

Bobby McFerrin

Quite possibly the best concert I have seen. From start to finish it was novel, participatory and utterly enthralling.

Here are some standout moments:

Demonstration of the universal power of the pentatonic scale

Ave Maria with audience participation

A condensed version of the Wizard of Oz

The audience participation was absolutely stellar, from a choir of the entire audience to a smaller choir on stage to modern dance with improvised music.

He invited the Canadian a cappella group Cadence up to sing a number on their own, and to do one with them. To be honest, they weren't as good as another British a cappella group I know, but it was fun to see Bobby interacting with other musicians.

A great show, I would definitely see him again and again.

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