Finding Your Voice
Singing is breath and life itself. Yet most of us have few opportunities to experience the sheer joy, power, and inspiration that comes from singing and hearing our voice blend with those around us. This workshop is a chance for your heart, mind, and body to fully come alive. Led by a former member of the groundbreaking African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock; this workshop will offer you an opportunity to raise your voice in a celebration of life and song. All are welcome and no previous experience in singing is required or necessary. You’ll:
- Experience the exhilarating emotional power of being part of a vocal community
- Discover the pleasure of singing African chants, spirituals, gospel music, and songs from the Civil Rights Movement
- Undergo the transformation in mind and body that comes with giving yourself over to song
- Feel the power of song to hold the history, culture, and soul of the community that creates it
Ysaye Barnwell, PhD, MSPH, is a singer, composer, author, and actress. She uses oral tradition, an African worldview, and African American history, values, and vocal traditions to build communities of song among singers and non-singers alike.