The Art of Improvisation with Vernon Bush and Silvia Nakkach
We are all born with the ability to sing, to dance, and to live a celebratory lifestyle. Music is one of the most natural ways to heal and rejoice in our spirit. Singing, chanting, and playing an instrument allow us to nurture a loving relationship with ourselves.
This workshop provides a humorous and energetic environment for deepening our relationship with our natural musical self. Through improvisational techniques and musical gestures from India, Brazil, Africa, and the West, we discover how distant worlds of music complement and complete each other, engaging in optimally balanced left- and right-brain activity. This all-levels workshop develops confidence by creating a positive musical experience and cultivating a balanced approach to a long-term musical journey.
Vernon Bush is a singer, composer, musical director, and educator who has taught the joy of singing through the power of gospel for over 20 years in many venues around the world. In addition, he has worked closely with the late Whitney Houston, as well as jazz legends Nancy Wilson and Bobby McFerrin. He is a member of the highly imaginative a cappella group SoVoSo and a featured vocalist at celebrated Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. vernonbush.com and voice-church.com
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is an award-winning composer, music healer, and pioneer in the field of sound and transformation of consciousness. She has studied raga singing with Maestro Ali Akbar Khan for more than twenty-seven years. Currently she leads retreats in sacred music in the U.S., Brazil, India, Europe, and Argentina. Utne Reader named her as one of the forty cutting-edge artists who will shake the art world.
Saturday and Sunday
September 20-21, 2014
CIIS Main Building
$245/$265/$285 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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