Barbershop Singing is a passionate, joyful celebration of the human voice ... It originated in the late 1800s and early 1900s of America, a hybrid of both black and white expressive cultural forms at the time. The African American influence is sometimes overlooked although these quartets had a very formative role in the development of this style of singing. Popularity of the style faded in the 1920s and was revived in the mid-20th century with help by the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, founded in 1938 is now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society. On this broadcast you will be spellbound by traditional groups, international groups ... even an amazing kid Barber Shop ensemble. Featuring performance by The Ringmasters, Vintage Mix, The Time Bandits and The Wildcat Harmonizers.