“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” because Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5 will perform at The Grand Rally for Music Education on Saturday, Jan. 18 during The NAMM Show. Presented by The NAMM Foundation, The Grand Rally celebrates music education and honors its champions and advocates. Pre-show entertainment includes The Langley Ukulele Ensemble and The Legacy Ukulele Ensemble and features winners of the A Cappella @ NAMM contest.
McFerrin, a 10-time Grammy winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world’s finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. McFerrin’s latest album, “spirityouall,” is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
The Grand Rally for Music Education will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Anaheim, Level 2, California Ballroom CD.