Build community through group singing
“Harmony” in the world can be defined as people of many different cultures, customs, and beliefs recognizing and celebrating each others’ differences while also identifying with and sharing the traits common to us all as one human family.
Likewise in music, harmony is the celebration of different sounds that, blended together, are pleasing to the ear and the spirit. However “pleasing” to one ear may be strange to another. Harmony is subjective and cultural.
In this workshop, we explore harmonies from many different cultures and traditions – from the familiar Triad Harmonies of folk, blues, bluegrass, spirituals, country, and gospel, to vibration unifying chants from Africa and the Middle East, to the exciting tight harmonies of the Balkans and the Appalachians.
Through song and improvisation, singers experiment with creating different kinds of harmonies to become more confident and creative harmony singers.