A series of free workshops to allow Tasmanians to join in and understand more about the making and sharing of culture. Working with experienced workshop leaders and cultural community leaders, these workshops are all about participation, experience and the joy of new discoveries.
WORLD SONG AND BREATH
Sat 9 Mar, 12 – 2pm
The World of Song workshop will offer you a chance to relax and sing out – no matter what your musical background or level of experience.
You don’t have to be able to read music or know other languages to join in. The workshop director and conductor of Sisongke Choir, Lyndall Edwards, will make sure you leave your cares behind and be your guide to:
– Learn simple tricks and techniques for making the most of your voice – on the day and in the days to come
– Learn and perform some terrific, inspirational music from around the world.
Language won’t be a barrier to joining in-in fact, the music makes the language that much easier – and it’s a great mental workout. At the same time the music uplifts your body and spirit.
AFRICA/ABORIGINAL MEN’S DANCE RHYTHM STORYTELLING
Sat 16 Mar, 12 – 2pm
Where Storytelling meets Dance and Rhythm. Leading male dancers from the Aboriginal Community collaborate for the first time with Malawian Drummer and community leader Mwase Makalani to bring you this workshop. Participate in a meeting of two cultures. We welcome dancers and musicians of all ages to join us on this journey of discovery.
Sat 23 Mar, 12 – 2pm
A cultural song and dance experience from the Pacific Islands to the people of Nipaluna. Lead by the extraordinary Saltwater Sisters, the workshop will feature both traditional and new songs.
Following the success of Moonah Arts Centres amazing Saltwater Sisters program, these women who are united by their island heritage give participants the chance to learn from the source, the way culture should be shared.