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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:39 PM

 

Bobby McFerrin: Praying as he sings

Kim Lawton | Jun 26, 2013

ST. LOUIS (RNS) He’s best known for his iconic 1980s feel-good hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” but Grammy-award winning artist Bobby McFerrin explores a deeper side of life in a new album.

Titled “spirityouall,” the recording includes his adaptations of traditional African-American spirituals and devotional songs that he composed.

McFerrin believes music has a transcendent spiritual power.

“It elicits so many emotions,” the musician told the PBS program “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.” “Music has a way of communicating … that language does not. It can go past language.”

http://www.religionnews.com/2013/06/26/bobby-mcferrin-praying-as-as-he-sings/



Bonus. Here's his dad, 1957.



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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:35 PM

1. This is my favorite Bobby McFerrin video...

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:40 PM

2. He's a human pipe organ.

 

"Anywhere, every audience gets that."

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