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Topic - Garth Ross
"It's a rare opportunity to hear the practitioners of all these different styles," Mr. Ross says. "And at the end, Bobby McFerrin is going to orchestrate some sort of improvisational interaction among all the groups."
"A cappella music can mean so many different things, depending on where it's from," says Garth Ross, the Kennedy Center's director of programming for performing arts for everyone. "When you see the doo-wop of the Persuasions, and then the gospel harmonies of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and then the throat singing of the group Aqsarniit,you see how much diversity there is and that this music comes out of very different contexts."