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Yoga for Your Voice: Opening the Voice Workshop
September 1, 2014, @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm HST
September 1, 2014
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (HST)
Price: $12 – $30
Yoga for the Voice Workshop BONUS HOUR
5:00 – 6:00 pm Time for more in depth and personalized vocal work with Joss. Additional $12
A yoga class for your voice! Opening the Voice is a fun, expressive vocal journey that incorporates song, exercises & mantras while introducing students to the Indian musical system of Raga. The “Opening the Voice” workshop has been co-developed by Vocalist Joss Jaffe whose extensive background in both Indian and Western music makes him uniquely suited to bringing this type of singing to students of varied musical experience and backgrounds. Joss creates a safe space to explore your voice with frequent one-on-one attention.
Whether you want to become an accomplished singer or just more comfortable with your own unique voice, this class is for you! As a first time beginner and or an experienced vocalist, every single participant will benefit from this workshop. All levels welcome.
“Joss Jaffe gives a joyful, powerful workshop that allows students to experience the beauty of their voices – even those of us with fears and insecurities about singing! The vibration was so high we practically floated out, feeling as if we could sing with Krishna’s gopi’s, making beautiful music. Joss is truly a gifted teacher.” ~ Renée Tillotson, owner of Still & Moving Center
Joss Jaffe released Dub Mantra In 2012, an album merging Sanskrit Mantras with reggae rhythms to critical acclaim. Since then he has toured Dub Mantra in California, Hawaii, Japan, and Italy to positive reception. Joss is currently working on a second Dub Mantra album featuring the voices of many artists including Jai Uttal, Donna DeLory, Suzanne Sterling, Wah, Shimshai and others. dubmantra.com
Joss first began studying music with Maestro Ali Akbar Khan the world authority on the sarode, the Indian 25 stringed lute, in 1997. Joss immersed himself in the study of vocal, tabla and instrumental music for many years, studying with the Maestro until his passing in 2009, and studying tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Ustad Zakir Hussain.
A multi-instrumentalist, Joss performs on vocal, tabla, guitar, bass, percussion and sarode and has accompanied many Kirtan artists including Jaya Lakshmi, Dave Stringer, Girish, Karnamrita Dasi, CC White, Tahir Qawwal. josstunes.com
“It feels like a natural marriage: Mesmerizing and uplifting aspects of Sanskrit chant laid over hypnotic beats and bass lines that comprise dub reggae rhythms … it seems obvious now that this unique musical combination works tremendously well” – LA YOGA