[PAST EVENT] Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community

January 27, 2017 - January 28, 2017
School of Education, Matoaka Woods Room
301 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

In this workshop, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, a former long-time member of the renowned musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock, will lead participants in experiencing the musical traditions of Africa and the Diaspora (including chants, spirituals, ring shouts, and songs from the Civil Rights Movement), and exploring the power of music to bring communities together. No musical experience needed; just a willingness to raise your voice and learn.

For a sample of Dr. Barnwell's style and underlying message, view her December 2015 TEDx talk, The Power in Vocal Communities.

Sponsored by All Together, the William & Mary Lemon Project, William & Mary Africana Studies Program, William & Mary Music Department, Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, with generous financial support from the Williamsburg Community Foundation.