Date & Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ysaye Barnwell Ph.D.
There is an awesome power in the human voice, and when voices are blended for the common good, they become a vocal community. Masterfully led by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, singers and non-singers alike will share the experience of learning in the oral tradition and singing rhythms, chants, and traditional songs from African-American culture, including spirituals, ring shouts, hymns, gospels, and songs from the civil rights movement.
Bring a willingness to sing and to explore the following:
- The historical, social, and political contexts of songs
- The values embedded in music, from an African-American worldview
- The influence of cultural and spiritual traditions on political and social struggle
- How leadership emerges and can be shared among community members
- The significance of a shared communal experience in one’s life
A Two-and-One-Half-Day Workshop
Friday – Sunday, March 15 – March 17, 2019
Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$350 (Members & Nonmembers)
This program can be taken individually or as part of the Integrative Sound & Music Certification program. The next session of the training starts in October 2019. Click here for details.
New York Open Center