July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open Source Arts
£12 (EB)/ £15 (Full)
14/7/19 – 14:00-18:00
A one-off body percussion workshop led by Emma Coleman, inspired by her travels to the 10th International Body Music Festival in Ghana this time last year.
She is delighted and excited to share some of her learning with the musical community here in Leeds.
What is body percussion?
The human body as an instrument! It is an incredibly accessible, inexpensive form of creative expression. It releases stress, improves concentration, develops community, and is very FUN.
Together in this workshop we will:
~ explore the potential of music-making with the human body as an instrument
~ learn joyful songs from Ghana, Brazil and America with accompanying body percussion patterns
~ play fun rhythm games to become relaxed, comfortable and confident with physical coordination
~ have fun and connect with yourself and others through uplifting songs and movement
~ stomp, stamp, clap, pat, click, slap, and more!
Singer and cellist, Emma has recently returned to Leeds after a year of travelling and exploring the wonderful world of vocal improvisation. She was an assistant and student on Briony Greenhill’s year-long vocal improv course, Wild Voice Solid Roots 2019, and attended a variety of other workshops and retreats in the UK and further afield, centred around collaborative, spontaneous vocal music, such as circle-singing with Guillermo Rozenthuler in London and David Eskenazy in France, as well as body percussion at the International Body Music Festivals in Greece and Ghana.
Back in Leeds, she recently supported facilitation of the Free Your Voice workshops with Georgie Buchanan at Open Source Arts, and leads singing workshops in the workplace through On:Song. She is deeply inspired by and believes strongly in the nourishing and connecting power of gathering together in voice and song. Emma also performs professionally with Afro-folk-highlife band Me and My Friends and singer-songwriter Behla Hutchinson.
Everyone is welcome to this workshop, no experience necessary, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Follow the links below to find out more about Emma’s music-making pursuits:
Me and My Friends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=410LS6VH6nI /
Behla Hutchinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrbqI48qN0A
£12 Earlybird before 28/6