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Déardaoin Márta 10 2011
06:30

Healing Harmonies presents Georgian two Singing Workshops

category dublin | arts and media | event notice author Dé Sathairn Feabhra 05, 2011 22:02author by RachelD - Global Harmonies Report this post to the editors

Georgian Singing Workshops, Dublin March 2011

Global Harmonies, in conjunction with Mary Jennings, is presenting two exciting Georgian singing workshops this March. Georgia, in the Caucasus, has a singing culture which Unesco describes as one of the Oral and Intangible Masterpieces of Humanity. As well as a chance to immerse yourself in some amazing and ethereal harmonies, both of these workshops offer an insight into the fascinating idea of music as medicine and in the healing powers of the human voice.

The workshops take place from 6.30-9pm on Thursday 10th March and Monday 14th March at the Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2. One workshop costs €35 or you can do both for the price of €55. Concessions are available.

Workshop 1: Voice and Vibration through Georgian Harmony Singing, facilitated by Frank Kane

Who is it for?
The workshop is suitable for anyone interested in exploring Georgian singing and their voice, regardless of age, experience or ability. Especially of interest to people who enjoy harmony singing and to anyone who sees the voice as a path of personal growth.

When and Where?
6:30pm - 9:00pm on Thursday, 10 March 2011, at the Carmelite Community Centre on Aungier St, Dublin 2.

Who is leading the workshop?
Frank Kane is a noted American teacher of singing techniques and songs from Georgia. Frank has been exploring the power of vibration and its role in the building of human harmony since his first encounter with the Georgian folk traditions in 1983. Over the past twenty years he has led vocal ensembles in the United States devoted to this remarkable repertoire and organized study tours in Georgia and many workshops in France for invited Georgian singers. Franks leads weekly classes in Paris, France and workshops throughout Western Europe and in Canada and the United States.

What will happen at the workshop:
We will learn spine-tinglingly harmonious four part Georgian songs as well as exploring various vibration orientated vocal techniques. No solo singing is required, and you do not need to know how to read music to participate. Frank’s teaching work focuses on vibration as the raw material of song, ourselves and the universe. Georgian song provides the material and the musical framework for an exploration of our voices and ourselves.

Cost and booking:
€35 or €20 concessions (unemployed, asylum seekers, students, pensioners). To book please contact Mary Jennings on 0872322309 or maryj@eircom.net or Rachel Dempsey on 086 309 7232 or racheldem@gmail.com. You can also take both workshops for the price of €55 or €35 concessions.

Workshop 2: Healing Songs and Rituals from the Georgian Tradition, facilitated by Nana Mzhavanadze

Who is it for?
The workshop is suitable for anyone interested in exploring Georgian singing, regardless of age, experience or ability. Especially of interest to people who are interested in healing songs and in exploring a new musical culture.

When and Where?
6:30pm - 9:00pm on Monday, 14 March 2011, at the Carmelite Community Centre on Aungier St, Dublin 2.

Who is leading the workshop?
Nana was born in Western Georgia into a long line of traditional harmony village songmasters and mistresses. During her childhood, polyphonic singing was still a way of life and work and daily ritual were song filled. Nana is a Tbilisi Music Conservatory trained musicologist and continues to promote her culture’s ancient musical medicine through her teaching, performing and lecturing around the world. She undertakes charity work with Ecologia Trust Charity based at Findhorn, which, in conjunction with a local charity in Georgia, offers humanitarian help to Georgia, and helps to develop cultural links. Proceeds from the workshop will be donated through this charity (Mamatsi Guli) to a Georgian orphanage.

What will happen at the workshop:
We will learn Georgian family healing rituals and Batonebi songs - songs from the spirits. Nana focuses particularly on Georgian Women’s repertoire, in particular, healing and cradle songs, and church chants.

Cost and booking:
€35 or €20 concessions (unemployed, asylum seekers, students, pensioners). To book please contact Mary Jennings on 0872322309 or maryj@eircom.net or Rachel Dempsey on 086 309 7232 or racheldem@gmail.com. You can also take both workshops for the price of €55 or €35 concessions. Proceeds from Nana’s workshop will be donated to a Georgian orphanage.

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