Investment: $30 pre-registration / $40 day of
(This includes two guest passes! Bring two friends with you!)
The voice is an ancestral and powerful music instrument, that everybody can enjoy : every body sings. Every heart beats! Blending voices has been an essential space to relate in most traditional societies, as a mean to bring together individual and collective expressions in harmony. This singing workshop is for all ages, gender, colors to unite in a sacred and playful circle, where we get a chance to deeply listen and be heard – and weave our souls.
The cyclic nature of chanting allows diverse individualities to layer, blend, and harmonize. Exploring a repertoire of traditional songs from Afrocentric continuum and beyond, we will embody the common roots of all ancestral musical practice: connecting the self to humanity & divinity.
We will start each session with an extended warm up using body awareness, rhythm, breathing, and vocal technique, in order to get everyone comfortable with their voice, every body ready to vibrate!
We usually learn / practice two or three songs per sessions, that I or we accompany with drumming or body percussion. Different personalities or moods will be inclined different parts or lines to undertake, according to what feels just in the moment. Along the journey, some will feel more comfortable with improvisation. In each chant lie infinite possibilities and we will build a repertoire with consistent group members, who may become a grounded vocal ensemble initiating new songs, and guiding new comers in the round.