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Royal Hartigan Hands on World Music: West African Drumming and Dance
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm TICKETS We will focus on the traditions of Ghana, West Africa, including bell, rattle, and lead and support drumming. Participants experience the interactions of the drums and how these rhythms are expressed in dance movements. each attendee should bring a drum and dress comfortably to move. use of earplugs is strongly suggested.
Nana Simopoulos Vocal Circle Workshop
4:00 pm – 6:00 pmTICKETS
Singing in a vocal circle can be one of the most gratifying group experiences. Open to singers of all levels, this vocal circle workshop will introduce you to and help you develop the various techniques used to create music on the spot in a circle of other vocalists. Nana studied with Bobby McFerrin who developed “Circlesongs”, a style of improvised singing that works for groups large and small. In the circle, singers will explore their own voices as they listen to the voices around them. We will begin with games and exercises that will open up the flow of creativity. You will learn how to create unique motifs, rhythms and melodies that will ultimately guide you toward making your own improvised vocal circles. More than anything we will have a wonderful time singing together.
The Big Room, The Gallery, The North Room