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Circle Singing Lakewood!
Circle Singing is a community singing and sounding practice, spontaneous and evolving — like a drum circle for voices. This is a free event, donations accepted to cover the cost of the studio rental. (Note: this is promoted in several different places, so the RSVP count on this page is not representative of the actual number of participants.) Here's the basic structure: The circle is divided into sections, low voices to high voices. A leader creates parts spontaneously — patterns, rhythms, harmonies, melodies, percussive sounds, recognizable words, or invented language — and teaches the parts orally to the sections, layering them together into completely original compositions. Each song is a unique creation, never sung before, never to be sung again. You can choose to lead or simply follow along. From this basic structure we build into all types of vocal improv games. It’s a very safe, simple, playful, tribal, community experience that will make you feel great! All voices are welcome! No experience necessary!

Namaste Studio Denver

701 Garrison St · Lakewood

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What we're about

This group is for anyone who wants to explore singing, sound, and harmonics in a spontaneous, playful, healing way. We’re not a choir, but rather a safe, supportive, judgement-free zone to explore the full expression of our creative voices and feel the power of group singing.

What we’ll do: We’ll have fun with our voices in a way that stimulates and strengthens the parts of our brains that foster relaxation, playfulness, and creative self-expression. We’ll play with spontaneous vocal improvisation. We'll experiment with techniques of Voice Movement Therapy and Embodied Shamanic Voice Work. We’ll explore vocal toning, chanting and sound meditation. We’ll take inspiration from techniques developed by Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, Christa Ray, Paul Newham, Sylvia Nakkach, Laurel Elizabeth Keyes, Jonathan Goldman and others.

Who should join: Singers, non-singers, “closet” singers, shower singers, car singers, karaoke singers, kirtan singers, choir singers — anyone who wants to free their voice and open their mind for greater self-expression and creativity.

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