Date & Time
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Music is one of the most natural ways through which we can joyfully celebrate our spirit. It feels enchanting when the healing energy of the human voice joins the power of collective music-making without borders. Masterfully led by Silvia Nakkach and friends, participants will learn original strategies of improvisation in the oral tradition of devotional music 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. We will explore both the cultural values imbedded in the music and the significance of a shared communal experience, with an emphasis in the therapeutic dimensions of improvisation. This all-levels workshop is designed to help participants to develop self-confidence by providing a positive musical experience, where there is no need of “getting it right,” but rather a readiness to deeply listen and free our voices.
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$180 (Members & Nonmembers)
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
How Sound Heals
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These programs can be taken individually or as part of the Integrative Sound & Music Training program. Silvia Nakkach will be leading a Free Intro Webinar on Thursday, October 4, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Click here to register for the Free Intro.
New York Open Center
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT is a Grammy® nominated composer and a pioneer in the field of sound and consciousness transformation. A sought after educator, vocal artist, author, and a former music psychotherapist, Silvia has served on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies where she created the premier certificate program on Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts offered by a major academic institution. She is also the founding director of the international Vox Mundi School of the Voice. For more than 30 years Silvia studied North Indian classical music under the direction of the late Maestro Ali Akbar Khan and various masters of the Art of Dhrupad singing. She is the author of Free Your Voice (Sounds True). Silvia has released 15 CD-Albums, her music drawing elements from contemporary avant-garde to ancient Indian ragas. She travels extensively and resides in the San Francisco Bay area. Silvia is the faculty coordinator of the Open Center Sound and Music Institute(SMI) and works closely with the SMI students both in person and virtually throughout the course of the program.