Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Music is one of the most natural ways through which we can joyfully celebrate our spirit. It’s enchanting when the healing energy of the human voice joins the power of community in making music without borders. Students in this workshop will learn ways of improvisation in the oral traditions of spirituals, gospels, and spontaneous songs. By way of a musical journey, we will share sacred chants from the Afro-Brazilian Orixá tradition, shamanic icaros from the Amazon, and the contemplative and ecstatic experience of the Indian ragas. The group will explore both the cultural values embedded in the music and the significance of shared communal experiences, with an emphasis on the therapeutic aspects of improvisation. This workshop is designed for all levels to provide a positive musical experience where there is no need of “getting it right,” but the readiness to free our voices in community.
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$180 (Members & Nonmembers)
Early Bird rate $155 register by 9/28
This workshop can be taken individually or as part of the New York Open Center’s The Integrative Sound & Music Certification Training beginning in October 2017.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
How Sound Heals: Listening from Shamans, Scientist, and Sound Bathers
New York Open Center
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is a Grammy-nominated musician and a vocal artist that has cultivated a voice that transports the listeners into the heart of devotion. A former psychotherapist and a leading authority in the field of sound in consciousness transformation, Silvia holds a vision of music as a vehicle for healing and social change. An accredited specialist in cross-cultural music therapies, Silvia is the creator of CIIS Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts Certificate program, and the founder and artistic director of the International Vox Mundi School of the Voice. She released many CDs, she is the author of Free Your Voice.