SERBIAN HARMONIES: A LECTURE - PRESENTATION & VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH SVETLANA SPAJIC (DIRECT FROM BELGRADE!)
Jun
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

SERBIAN HARMONIES: A LECTURE - PRESENTATION & VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH SVETLANA SPAJIC (DIRECT FROM BELGRADE!)

  • Choir Room, First Congregational Church of Oakland (map)
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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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Temple of Light Georgian Choir - Spring 2017 Session
Feb
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Temple of Light Georgian Choir - Spring 2017 Session

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.

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BULGARIAN HARMONIES: A VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH TZVETANKA VARIMEZOVA
Nov
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

BULGARIAN HARMONIES: A VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH TZVETANKA VARIMEZOVA

Space is limited!  Reserve your spot here.

The vocal techniques and extraordinary harmonies of Bulgarian music have entranced music lovers around the the globe. The brilliant tonal clarity and vocal agility of Bulgarian singers is universally appreciated and many musicians from other traditions have expressed a deep interest in decoding the mystery of the Bulgarian voice. Tzvetanka Varimezova has taught traditional Bulgarian vocal techniques, folk songs, and choral repertoire around the world for more than two decades and is a master of helping non-Bulgarian singers discover their open voice.

Singers of all ages, genders, and levels of experience welcome!

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CANCELLED! Workshop: Sevdah - Songs of the Soul with Amira Medunjanin (Bosnia)
Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

CANCELLED! Workshop: Sevdah - Songs of the Soul with Amira Medunjanin (Bosnia)

  • CYF Room, First Congregational Church of Oakland (map)
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Music journalist Garth Cartwright has dubbed Amira "Bosnia's Billie Holiday". The comparison reflects the way Amira voice turns sevdah inside out, finding new paths of expression within a tradition that dates back centuries. This very special workshop is open to singers of all ages, genders, and levels of experience. Space is limited and advance registration highly recommended. 

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