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Rising Appalachia Global Song Workshop

January 7th, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Encounter, Byron Bay

Rising Appalachia Concert (USA)

January 5, 2018 @ 7:15 pm – 10:30 pm


Exploring sound vibration and body movement as a tool for self-awareness…

creating a space to embody the physical art.Leah and Chloe’s vocal workshops explore sound vibration and body movement as tools for self-awareness.  The space is created to help each participant to embody the physical art of making sound from all the many resonators in the body. This workshop utilizes the expressions of the body through movement and music using a variety of techniques including vocal contact improv. creative sound improvizations, group harmonics, singing techniques and movement drawing upon Yoga and Modern Dance.


Song-improvisation combined with creative movement will provide a pathway to loosen the body and open the vocal chords while bringing participants into their own sound-scape.


Chanting, Toning, Improvisational Voice Techniques, and Song Sharing is drawn from personal experience as well as music rooted in American Southern Blues, traditional roots music from New Orleans, Brazil, Malawi, Bulgaria, Cuba, Appalachia, the Balkans, and more. Global Sound workshops allow each participant to explore their individual voice as well as how our sounds relate to one another and how the relationship forms it’s own rhythmic harmonies.


Come, Participate and learn to create your own sound palate…



COST: $30

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supported by Matiu Te Huki (NZ) & Murray Kyle (AU)

Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe.

Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band – percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off.
COST: Adult Presale $33.30 | Adult Doorsale $38.30 | Child under 15 $18.30 | Child under 5 free