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Spain, ANDALUCIA - Magical Songs of the East - a singing journey for all, Polina Shepherd, Our beautiful centre near Orgiva, Granada province, southern Spain, 16 Oct 2021

Come and relax in our beautiful centre in the Alpujarras, a stunning mountainous region of Andalucia in southern Spain. Gorgeous vegetarian food, sub-tropical gardens, mountain views, an idyllic pool and traditional-style simple Andalucian accommodation. Meet like-minded people to share the week with. As well as the course, you will also be offered yoga or tai chi, and a day trip into the mountains with a gentle hike and visits to unspoiled mountain villages.

Magical Songs with Polina:

*Dive into an explosive mixture of songs from the Steppes and the Shtetl.

*Add extra flavour with spices from a Tatar Bazaar, and wash them down with an Odessa fisherman’s tune:

Russian traditional and art songs in harmonies, Yiddish folklore and popular songs, the powerful and the profound and wordless songs.

* Tune up your whole body and mind with your voice in full.

* Develop new ways for your voice to flow free, inspiring, and exciting.

The course will also include a meditative sound bath, some fun folk rituals and simple circle dances. We will look into connecting with other cultures through singing, learn new repertoire and style and enjoy the depth and beauty of singing together. Open to all.

Polina’s teaching utilises a rich combination of her two blood cultures learnt at source. She uses vocal experimentation with particular attention to the personal and emotional aspects of our musical creativity. Each group is different, so the songs we learn, the pace and the energy of the week will be very fluid and dependant on who we have. The course is very interactive and flexible. We can go into history and culture of the music and we can work with voices and bodies, the songs can be short and easy to learn or complex and challenging. Usually, there is a bit of everything!

Anyone can join and there will be benefits for professional singers, experienced choristers as well as for those who consider themselves home singers or have never sung in their lives. Willingness to explore is, however, essential.

ANDALUCIA - Magical Songs of the East - a singing journey for all

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