Bobby McFerrin on music: "I want everyone to experience at the end of my concert is everyone has this sense of rejoicing. I don't want them to be blown away by what I do, I want them to have this sense of real, real joy from the depths of their being. Because I think when you take them to that place, then you open up a place where grace can come in."
You can become submerged in beauty within moments, this classical flashmob is a perfect reminder.
Enjoy one of our Tuesday evening melodies as you pay witness to a magical duet with Esperanza Spalding and Bobby McFerrin.
This year, Lincoln Center announced that its fall festival for the first time would be produced around a unifying concept: that of “spiritual expression and the illumination of our large, interior universes,” according to Jane S. Moss, Lincoln Center’s Vice President of Programming. The series, dubbed the White Light Festival, began October 28th and includes an array of musical experiences and tastes, ranging from Brahms’ requiem to Meredith Monk, to the Tallis Scholars, and from Antony and the Johnsons to the Latvian National Choir.
As if Morocco and the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music weren't enchanting enough. A guest contribution with video by Hussein Rashid on the magical intimacy of Sufi Nights.
A hip-hop street dancer from Rio says that it is a gift to know not only your own personal history, but also the history of others.
The late Joe Carter tells the back story of a well-known spiritual.
A noted historian and friend of the show recently forwarded this comedic performance to the SOF e-mail inbox. It's refreshing to see that even the most serious and wisest of public intellectuals has a good sense of humor — and isn't afraid to share it. Enjoy.