Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St Berkeley, California 94704 U.S.
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Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St
Berkeley, California 94704
If you love to sing, you are welcome to join Circlesongs with Bobby McFerrin, hosted by David Worm & Motion, for a singing session full of joy-filled improvised music-making for singers of all levels of experience. Every Monday at noon for ninety minute at the wonderful Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.
Bobby first developed Circlesongs in his now legendary solo a cappella performances, when he needed other voices to help manifest his musical ideas. He gave the audience parts to sing, layering harmonies and rhythms, using call and response, conducting and composing his spontaneous inventions. During his years of worldwide touring, he evolved a variety of vocal groups beginning in the ‘80’s with his Bay Area based group Voicestra.
Bobby’s Circlesongs concerts celebrated all the kinds of music that would spontaneously emerge from anywhere in his stream-of-consciousness, like maybe from Americana or classical, R&B, gospel, folk, pop, rock, beatboxing—combined with any sound he could imagine. For Bobby, Circlesongs is not a concert or a performance… it is a service to create a singing space that is without words, genres or pre existing knowledge. There is a place in the circle for everyone.
These sessions will be hosted by David Worm, an original member of both Bobby’s Voicestra and Gimme5, and a diversely gifted team of celebrated Bay Area singers. Including Bryan Dyer, Destani Wolf, Tammi Brown and others. Bobby has recently moved back to San Francisco from Philadelphia and is really excited to begin to create with these wonderful singers.