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Join us for an experience of the deep, healing power of the voice as we reawaken the ancient tradition of singing together and use our voices to create harmony within us and in the world around us.
Throughout our week together, we work in the oral tradition, learning by call-and-response, a technique accessible to beginners and experienced singers alike. Together we go on a musical adventure and travel through time and cultures as we explore ancient and contemporary songs of joy and healing, including early forms of chant from African, Aboriginal, and Afro-Cuban traditions.
We find that singing this way, and being bathed in the vibrations of these beautiful songs, relieves tension and creates a sense of wellbeing that resonates in our body and lasts far beyond the moment. “There is a magic that happens when you enter into the sound vibrations of other cultures,” Maggie Wheeler says. “It opens our hearts and brings us closer to understanding our interpersonal and global connections.”
Maggie Wheeler is best known for her work as an actress, most notably as the character of Janice on NBC's hit series Friends. In addition to her acting and voiceover work, Wheeler is a singer-songwriter, choir director, and workshop facilitator. She has been teaching vocal workshops nationwide for the past 25 years. maggiewheeler.net; goldenbridgechoir.com
Emile Hassan Dyer is a vocalist, percussionist, vocal improvisor, storyteller, choreographer, and dancer originally from Senegal. Influenced at an early age by the rhythms and music of West Africa, he is a graduate of the Community Choir Leadership Training program. emilehassan.com