Singing vibrates us body and soul,
and brings us together as community.
As a beekeeper, I had this little Bee Chant buzzing around my hive and my imagination. When I discovered the beautiful Wander Poem ascribed to the Buddha, I decided they were made for each other. Then they needed company, so I added the Bird, the Fish, and the Spider. May we all take the essence of life without destroying its beauty or ourselves.read more
The idea that sound goes on forever, and that any sound we make is in the universe forever, is something to deeply consider in these controversial times.
I was born in Switzerland and came to the US at age 4. I was sent to a nursery school where all the children were communicating with each other in strange sounds that I had never heard.read more
These videos feature CRANKIES – films on paper – created and sung by students from the Global Village Project, Decatur GA.
Special thanks to Sam Bartlett for Cranky consultation, Pine Street Market for the butcher paper, James Tolmach for the beautifully crafted wooden Cranky, Mick Kinney for original cranky designs and innovations, and Susan Lightcap for artistic guidance!!read more
Elise Witt is the recipient of the William L. Womack Creative Arts Award, which acknowledges artistic expression of a person or group that is using their talent to build bridges of understanding between diverse communities. The award recognizes Elise’s work traveling around the world using music and song to create harmony among people of different cultures and ethnicities, and also recognizes her work at the Global Village Project, a school for teenage refugee girls, using singing to learn English and to stimulate creativity, inspire self confidence, and create community.read more