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African Rain Forest Singing Workshop

With Su Hart

Sunday, 10th February, 1.30pm - 5.30pm

At Riverside Centre

Door Sales: $20

Su is a Singing leader running UK community choirs in Bath, Bruton and London but also works internationally. 25 years of visiting Baka Rainforest People in Africa has inspired joyful singing workshops from this unbroken musical culture.

The Baka are thought to be the first humans to sing. The rainforest singing styles builds community, traditionally helps to heal illness and argument, soothes a baby and enchants the animals ensuring luck in the hunt. it is a beautiful interlocking of sound, a type of yodel and has a simple accessible rhythm. It is fun for singers or even if you think you are not a singer. Su is initiated by the Baka women to share this singing and royalties go back to them for projects in the forest.

The workshop builds co-operative, listening and rhythm skills Great for choir sound mending and to learn the new singing techniques of forest yodelling.

Su has studied interlocking styles from Inuit peoples to the singing of Meredith Monk (USA) so brings o world flavour to the understanding of singing, listening and the unity of voices together.

See the charity website globalmusicexchange.org and suhart.com for details

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post's content are those of the facilitator/event organiser and do not necessarily reflect Riverside Community Trust Board's official position and policy. Please contact the facilitator directly for all questions regarding this post's content.

African Rain Forest Singing Workshop

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