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Bobby McFerrin has been opening up his soul to Edmonton audiences for over 30 years. Tuesday at the Winspear it was apparent that the singer continues to live and breathe music, and that his gift for spontaneous invention still thrives even when he's working in an ensemble groove. Over a 100-minute show that was part jazz concert, part folk revue and part campfire singalong with intermittent bursts of standup comedy, McFerrin and his backing sextet reinvented African-American spirituals with like-minded original songs in a bluegrass vein drawing from his recent Sony release Spirityouall.

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