Building a Vocal Community: Singing in the African American Tradition
A workshop by Ysaye Barnwell
One of the country’s most energetic and beloved workshop leaders, Ysaye M. Barnwell, will envelop you in the joy of community through the music of the African-American vocal tradition. In this all-day workshop, you will sing rhythms, chants and traditional songs of Africa, as well as songs from African American culture - spirituals, ring shouts, hymns, gospels, and songs from the Civil Rights Movement, and songs of contempo-rary struggle. The historical, social and political context will be provided.
No prior musical experience is necessary; the only requirements are a willingness to sing as fully as you can and to embrace joy.
For 34 years Ysaye M Barnwell was a member of the Grammy Award winning a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. She is a composer commissioned to create music for dance, choral groups, film, and stage productions. Barnwell holds a PhD in speech pathology, a post-doc M.S. in Public Health, 3 honorary doctorates, and has conducted her inspiring music workshops on three continents. She appears on numer-ous recordings, has acted in TV and film, and has written two children’s books.
There will be a one hour break for lunch. You can bring your own bag lunch, or go to one of the many restaurants/sandwich shops within easy walking distance of the church.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 8
Online registration can be done at https://ysayeworkshop.brownpapertickets.com/
Returln Registration Form and Money to:
UU Church of Brunswick, P.O. Box 129, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: (207) 729-8515 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Checks made payable to UUCB