Singing Workshop - Voice Culture and Dhrupad

Singing Workshop - Voice Culture and Dhrupad

Singing Workshop with the international singers Simona Apsara and Osnat Elkabir. Voice, It's powerful. Step in. Our sacred space is a place of Sound, Healing and an Ancient Wisdom. All are welcome!
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Time & Location

04 Dec, 15:00 – 18:00 WET
Estúdio Celeiro, R. João Dias Mendes 13, 8670-086 Aljezur, Portugal

About the Event

It is an invitation to a unique experience in ancient traditions of Dhrupad singing and the yoga of sound as a means of a vocal expression, fine listening, and healing through sound.

Dhrupad is the most ancient tradition of Indian classical music and is characterized by unique and meditative singing style, free improvisation within the raga framework - the melodic pattern and musical entity of classical Indian music.

What we will teach at the workshop:

First part – introduction and practical methodical Techniques for 'opening' the voice and production of sound while observing the body.

Second part– melody and sound, the Indian scale, practical exercises for developing fine musical hearing, voice culture and melodic scale exercises

Third part ‘raga and tala’ - introduction to Indian raga and improvisation on the melodic scale. tala - improvisation on rhythmical cycle set into a fixed traditional composition.

>> 3h hours of intensive work on sound and voice <<

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Osnat and Simona 

Singers and musicians met in India studying from the same Dhrupad Master – Pt. Ritwik Sanyal.

We want to share with you our knowledge and experience of this deep and vast culture and take you into a meditative musical journey of sound and beyond sound, of time and beyond time.

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Simona Chalikovaite is a performer and teacher of Dhrupad Singing, Sanskrit, Vedic chanting and a researcher of Indian culture and philosophy. She was teaching Indian Classical Singing in Conservatory of Vicenza in Italy. She currently performs and gives workshops in Asian and European countries and is based in Portugal.

Osnat Elkabir is an Israeli singer, dancer, painter and theatre director.

She has taught music, music theory and dance at Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University, Rimon School of Jazz, and Levinsky College (music therapy).

She has performed widely in Europe, Israel, and Asia.

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>> Price:  €85/person 

>> Please reserve your spot in advance - we have limited spaces.

>> Your reservation will only be 100% confirmed after payment.