Are you ready to shake off those winter time blues? Interested in hearing, singing, and moving to authentic folk music from East Africa? Then don’t miss out on our FINAL WORKSHOP of the 2015-2015 school year! Come join us Saturday, March 5 from 9 am to 12 pm at the University of Hartford to see Tim Gregory present this fantastic workshop!
Since 1998, Tim Gregory has been making regular pilgrimages to Wamunyu, a village in Eastern Kenya, to collect children’s songs. One inspiring and fascinating aspect of the music from this village is that it is created where music is not a regular part of the school curriculum. Songs are passed down from older students to the younger ones, after school on their own time as well as in their homesteads. Tim feels this is one of the purest forms of folk music he has experienced in his many world travels. This workshop highlights choral works based on Tim’s work in Kenya.
About the Clinician
Tim Gregory is the director of Nada Brahma Productions. Since 1991, he has been providing world music and dance cultural arts programs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and serves on the Maryland State Arts Council roster. Tim also works nationally with ACDA and Kodaly organizations offering seminars and collaborations with youth choirs. Since 1998, Tim has been conducting field research among the Kamba people of Kenya. He shares his experiences through his self-published DVD package Kenya Sing & Dance, and the Kenya Sing & Dance Choral Series, published by Hal Leonard. Tim is also the co-founder and former executive director of Kenya Connect, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting children globally through correspondence and service learning programs.
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