Make Music Winter: December 21, 2016

African Echoes

A variation on the Make Music Winter 2015 event, Alpine Echoes, this year’s call-and-response vocal piece is inspired by African vocal traditions. Participants will gather in DUMBO and embark upon a route that will ramble up Water Street, pass under the Manhattan Bridge Archway, and wind up at 68 Jay St. Bar for a happy hour reception. This event is for vocalists of all levels and will be co-led by vocalists Onome and Jascha Hoffman. Participating singers should gather at Old Fulton Plaza (next to the Shake Shack, who will be providing vouchers for shakes with a purchase). We will begin gathering at 4pm to greet and warm up. If you’re interested in participating, please sign up to perform in case we have any project updates and so we can keep your shake cold!
Start
Old Fulton Plaza, 4:32pm

End
68 Jay St. Bar

How to Join
Show up ready to sing!

Jascha Hoffman is a singer, teacher and improviser. He believes the voice holds a strong connection to the mind, body and heart. As a songwriter, his latest record The Afterneath, inspired by obituaries, aired on NPR’s Weekend Edition and was hailed as "a remarkable album" by American Songwriter. As an improviser, he has studied with masters such as Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon, and has taught adults and teens in the US and Brazil. Jascha is a founder of the Society for Spontaneous Singing and Sounding NYC, and is a member of the Moving Star, an group of improvising singers at Carnegie Hall. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, and lives in Brooklyn.

Onome is a Brooklyn-based vocalist, facilitator and scholar of Nigerian heritage. She uses music and other forms of creative expression as tools for consciousness expansion, self-discovery and empowerment. She is a member of Moving Star at Carnegie Hall and Sounding NYC, and the artistic director for Lush Tongue, a project that uses vocal improvisation and an eclectic, globally multicultural repertoire of music from women composers. She is currently getting her MFA in Performance Studies at Pratt Institute.

 

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