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SINGING IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION
audio instruction based on the Five-Day Workshop
PERFORMED and TAUGHT BY
DR. YSAYE M. BARNWELL
with Dr. George Brandon
a Boxed Set of 4 CDs and A MANUAL
OR Six Tapes and Manual
Sing the harmonies, melodies, rhythms countermelodies and vocal styles of the African American singing tradition! This six-cassette or four CD course is perfect for individuals, choirs, church, camp, and community groups, or friends of any background who want to participate in a unique and uplifting musical activity. Before long you will know the parts to more than 20 great songs including African chants and calls, contemporary South African songs of resistance and protest, songs of the Civil Rights Movement, Gospels and Spirituals.
Available from Homespun Tapes for $59.95 (US) plus postage and handling.
P.O. Box 694 Woodstock, New York 12498 Tel: 1-800-33-TAPES or Fax: 914-246-5282
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ODETTA: Exploring Life, Music and Song 50 Years of Singing
recipient of the 1999 National Medal of Arts
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO Taught By Odetta.
All Levels 90-Minute VHS With Ysaye M. Barnwell, host
Catalog Code: VDODEVC01 Price:$29.95
In a fascinating exchange with Ysaye M. Barnwell (singer in Sweet Honey in the Rock), one of the most beloved figures of American folk music shares the wisdom, music and singing technique that she has acquired during a lifetime of experience. Odetta offers important advice and inspiration to all singers and performers who want to gain insights into the musical thinking of a great artist.
Aspiring singers will be fascinated by Odetta's thoughts on vocal style and technique, how she warms up for a concert, her process in choosing her repertoire and how she approaches a song's lyrics. You'll learn how she uses her influential guitar strumming style to build a rhythmic foundation for her songs, as she demonstrates with the classic folk ballad "On Top of Old Smoky."
Odetta reminisces about her early classical vocal training, her days in musical theater, her introduction to folk music and important musical influences such as Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson. During the course of your visit with Odetta, you'll hear her sing powerful a cappella renditions of "Motherless Child," "Lay My Burden Down" and "True Believer." With her guitar, she performs the lyrical "Water is Wide/Gift of Heaven" medley (in open tuning), along with beautiful renditions of "Sittin' Here in Limbo," "Hit or Miss" and "Cool Water."
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SINGING IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION VOL. 2
performed and taught by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell
For Choirs, Choruses and All Who Want To Blend. Their Voices in Song.A Boxed Set of 4 CDs and an updated manual.
Start building a vocal community with these extraordinary vocal lessons and arrangements. They can be used by friends, choirs,churches, camp and community groups of all backgrounds who want to enjoy a=this unique singing tradition.
Available from Homespun Tapes for $39.95 (US) plus postage and handling. P.O. Box 694 Woodstock, New York 12498 Tel: 1-800-33-TAPES or Fax: 914-246-5282