Date & Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, 3/11, 7-9pm
Saturday, 3/12, 10-5pm
Sunday, 3/13, 10-12pm
Ysaye Barnwell, PhD
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 historical, social and political contexts of the songs.
- The values embedded in the 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 & A HALF-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, March 11, 7–9pm
Saturday, March 12, 10am–5pm
Sunday, March 13, 10am–12pm
$350 (No Member Discount)
New York Open Center