Karaoke

March 28, 2010
(was 05.24.2009)

When he was 10-years-old, Brian Raftery realized he couldn't sing. Despite his lack of vocal prowess, Raftery is obsessed with karaoke. He's traveled around the world to trace karaoke's evolution from a cult fad to a multimillion-dollar industry. In this hour, we'll explore the world of karaoke. We'll experience live-band karaoke with The Gomers; it gives people the chance to be a rock star for five minutes.

  1. Brian Raftery on Karaoke History

    Brian Raftery tells Jim Fleming about karaoke in Japan and the man who invented it.

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  2. Doug Gordon's Tour of Gomeroke

    A variation of karaoke where you sing along with a live band.

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  3. Bjorn Turmann's Karaoke Novel

    Bjorn Turmann was born and raised in Vancouver, but has lived in Asia since 1993 ...

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  4. Jonas Ridderstrale on Karaoke Capitalism

    What's the premise of Karaoke Capitalism?

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  5. Monique Skidmore on Karaoke Fascism

    How do young people in Burma use karaoke as a form of political protest?

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  6. "Celebrity Karaoke" with Glenn Tilbrook

    Glenn Tilbrook of the British band Squeeze, performs a karaoke version of their 1981 hit, "Tempted."

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