Unleash Your Voice Workshop with Briget Boyle - Fall 2018
Sep
25
to Oct 30

Unleash Your Voice Workshop with Briget Boyle - Fall 2018

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland (Choir Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this six-week workshop series, Briget will focus on Eastern European singing techniques and how they can be applied to folk and popular styles from other regions. She will discuss and demonstrate how to develop a personal, confident, and healthy vocal technique, as well as how to perform effectively alone and in groups. At the end of the series, students will have the opportunity to perform some of the material learned in the workshop.

Space is limited! Reserve your spot here.

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Headlands Community Folk Ensemble - Fall 2018
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Headlands Community Folk Ensemble - Fall 2018

  • Sausalito (exact location upon registration) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ports and harbors are places where culture and ideas are exchanged. From Norweigan sea spells to Irish sean-nós songs, Headlands Community Folk Ensemble is a women’s vocal arts project exploring song traditions from Iceland, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Baltics, Scandinavia, and the Caucasus.


More info and registration here.

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Kitka Presents: Supra Club! at the Punchdown
Sep
16
4:30 PM16:30

Kitka Presents: Supra Club! at the Punchdown

  • The Punch Down - A Natural Wine Bar, Kitchen and Bottle Shop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Georgian ritual feast meets the modern California supper club! Join us for an evening of Georgian-Californian fusion cuisine prepared by Port and Provisions' Chef David Johnson, natural wine pairings by Pheasant's Tears and The Punchdown, and uplifting toasts and soulful table songs by Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble joined by special guest Georgian song master Ketevan Mindorashvili.

Reserve tickets here.

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Georgian Folk Singing: A Workshop with Ketevan Mindorashvili
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Georgian Folk Singing: A Workshop with Ketevan Mindorashvili

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland (United Church of Christ) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prepare to be uplifted and blown away by the exquisite and unusual harmonies of traditional Georgian vocal music! Learn about the history of Georgian music while Ketevan Mindorashvili, director of Georgia's Zedashe Ensemble, teaches you songs from this storied country which is the birthplace of one of the world's oldest and most fascinating polyphonic singing traditions.

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Songs & Stories: An Evening of Georgian Folk Tales and Songs with Temple of Light Georgian Choir
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

Songs & Stories: An Evening of Georgian Folk Tales and Songs with Temple of Light Georgian Choir

  • Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an evening of oral storytelling and traditional polyphonic music from the Republic of Georgia! Kitka’s Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir and storyteller Dana Sherry will weave together folktales, legends, and ancient melodies that are guaranteed to transport the listener across the Black Sea, through the Caucasus Mountains, and beyond.

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GOLOSA: Slavic Voices at the Fort Ross Festival
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

GOLOSA: Slavic Voices at the Fort Ross Festival

A truly magical day featuring Kitka, Russian House Kedry, Dolina, Slavyanka, Zabavushka, Kalinka, SF Balalaika Ensemble, and a special ceremonial performance by the Su Nu Nu Shinal Kashia Pomo Dancers, and much more... including crafts, international foods, and the stunning Sonoma coastline!  (Kitka set times TBA)

Reservations and more info: https://www.fortross.org/fort-ross-festival-2018.htm

(Photo by Tomas Pacha)

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Unleash Your Voice Workshop with Briget Boyle
Jul
25
to Aug 29

Unleash Your Voice Workshop with Briget Boyle

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland (Choir Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this six-week workshop series, Briget will focus on Eastern European singing techniques and how they can be applied to folk and popular styles from other regions. She will discuss and demonstrate how to develop a personal, confident, and healthy vocal technique, as well as how to perform effectively alone and in groups. At the end of the series, students will have the opportunity to perform some of the material learned in the workshop.

Space is limited! Reserve your spot here.

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ALBANIAN AND GREEK TRADITIONAL POLYPHONIC SINGING WORKSHOPS
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

ALBANIAN AND GREEK TRADITIONAL POLYPHONIC SINGING WORKSHOPS

This month-long workshop will explore the unique and ancient polyphonic style of singing that is shared between Southern Albania and North-Western Greece. Soulful melodies, wild ornaments, and epic harmonies will transport us to the stone villages perched among the canyons and gorges of the Pindus mountain range.

Reserve your space here.

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Headlands Community Folk Ensemble
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Headlands Community Folk Ensemble

  • Sausalito (exact location upon registration) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ports and harbors are places where culture and ideas are exchanged. From Norwegian sea spells to Ukrainian Rusalka songs, Headlands Community Folk Ensemble is a vocal arts project exploring song traditions from Iceland, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Baltics, Scandinavia, and the Caucasus.

More info and registration here.

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Temple of Light Georgian Choir
Jul
8
6:30 PM18:30

Temple of Light Georgian Choir

The Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir is an American volunteer mixed-gender community vocal arts project and workshop series dedicated to the study and performance of traditional polyphonic music from the Republic of Georgia, Lazona, and neighboring Black Sea and Caucasus regions. The Choir is directed by Kristine Barrett. 

More info and registration here.

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Serbian Harmonies: A Vocal Workshop with Svetlana Spajić
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Serbian Harmonies: A Vocal Workshop with Svetlana Spajić

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland (United Church of Christ) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reserve your space here.

Offering an introduction to Serbian singing, folk dances, and oral poetry this workshop will also explore how drawing from the deep well of traditional culture can help us develop individual and collective powers of perception, expression, and imagination.

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WORKSHOP SERIES - Resilient Creativity: Persian Singing Circle with Mahsa Vahdat
Mar
18
to Apr 22

WORKSHOP SERIES - Resilient Creativity: Persian Singing Circle with Mahsa Vahdat

WORKSHOP SERIES: 6 Sunday evenings (March 18-April 22) from 7pm - 9:30pm

Kitka is truly honored to have the opportunity to present six vocal workshops and intimate dialogues on creativity and resilience with the exquisite vocalist and cultural activist Mahsa Vahdat from Tehran, Iran. 

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Shotgun Players & Kitka Present: IRON SHOES
Mar
15
to May 6

Shotgun Players & Kitka Present: IRON SHOES

A contemporary folk opera that reimagines Eastern European fairy tales as radical new stories for our time, Iron Shoes brings together a rambunctious, world-class ensemble of vocalists, dancers, and actors to evoke what it really means to walk a mile (or around the earth) in someone else’s shoes.

Opens March 15 and extended through May 6, 2018

More info here.

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