Bobby McFerrin's Wonderous Vocals: "Beyond Words"

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Bobby McFerrin is one of the natural wonders of the music world.

The ten-time Grammy winner has probably become most famous for his 1988 hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy." But, with a four-octave range and a vast array of vocal techniques, McFerrin is no mere singer.

He is music's last true Renaissance man, a vocal explorer who has combined jazz, folk and a multitude of world music influences - choral, a cappella, and classical music - with his own ingredients.

His recordings have sold over 20 million copies. McFerrin's latest album, his first in five years, is a travelogue that journeys into the rhythms and sounds of the Far East, Middle East, Africa, South American and jazz - showcasing his vocal and instrumental skills.


Bobby McFerrin, vocalist, musician, songwriter, conductor. His latest CD is "Beyond Words."

This program aired on June 7, 2002.


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