Two workshops for people of all abilities who just love singing soulfully together. We will be warming up our bodies, minds and voices with movement, meditation and improvisations and then learning India Arie’s breathtakingly beautiful ‘I am Light’, which I have arranged into three simple parts. These workshops are for people who just love to drop down into the vibration and emotion of the sounds that we humans make in a tribe.
The workshops will be scheduled so that people who have either come late to the festival or feel left behind in other vocal workshops can learn a a beautiful, simple song with no pressure and play around with improvisations. And then if there are enough people who want to perform we can do that as a group on the Saturday night.
The song crosses all cultural barriers and defines us all as beings of nothing more than brilliant light: “”I am a star, a piece of it all…. I am light”.
To me singing together with one or more people is like the best sex! It is moving and intimate and takes you to places you might not go on your own. I love taking brilliant songs and rearranging them and leading people through improvisation to do the same. So that’s what we will be doing in the “I am Light Workshop”. I lead improvised workshops at Doris and in Bristol for several years and have recently started singing more again. I made an arrangement of India Arie’s song for a friend’s wedding ceremony and as we wove magic into the scarf blessing I thought – we have to do this at Doris. Please come and join us for a playful, relaxed but focused workshop of soulful singing!