Song of the Ancients - Vocal Workshop
About the event
Each one of us is gifted with a uniquely beautiful voice. Open to the transcendental sound within you guided by the wisdom and expertise of Archival Songstress PeiaLuzzi. Through an embodied practice, rooted in the breath you will learn: healthy body alignment for optimal sound production,how to ground and harness the of power of the breath from your deep core, how to tap into the natural resonance of your voice. Working with tools from the ancient Indian alchemy of Raga we will enter a meditative practice known as “The Yoga of Sound.” We gain deeper understanding of the physical inner-workings of the voice from Vocal Pedagogy and learn to sing with grace, power, flexibility and ease. This workshop is beneficial for singers on all stages of the journey, from very beginner to advanced. The First part of this workshop will focus on vocal embodiment and cultivation tools, and the second part we’ll be learning a song from one of the many lineages that Peia is carrying. “My journey with world folksong traditions began many years ago while studying at New England Conservatory in Boston. Much to the dismay of my Opera professors, I found myself enthralled with the alluring beauty and mystery of traditional folk music. This fascination, along with a bit of old Irish wanderlust, poised me for a journey that led me to seek a lost culture and reconnect with the songs of my ancestors in ancient Europe.”
Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, writer and multi-instrumentalist based in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European folk music. With the voice of a lark, Peia dances nimbly from Child Ballads and 17th C. Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs, and Bulgarian mountain calls. She has traveled extensively over the past 10 years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, laboring to honor their language and stories, while bringing a piece of herself to each song she carries.
Peia has just released her third studio album, Beauty Thunders. This new album was recorded by engineer and Grammy Award Nominee Kamal Engles & includes an array of phenomenal musicians from the world music community.