Indian Singing

Location: Fortuna | Kellerbar

Indian Singing

Classical indian music is based on a century - old tradition and its influences can be found even in western music.
In this fascinating workshop, Suba teaches the basic elements of classical Indian music: raga (melody) and tala (rhythm). This includes specific vocal techniques such as gamakas (microtonal inflections), solkattu (vocal drum language), and some songs taught by-rote to demonstrate these techniques.

Teacher: Suba Sankaran

Suba Sankaran

DORA award-winning, JUNO-nominated world/fusion vocalist Suba Sankaran effortlessly combines musical worlds, performing across North America, Europe, the UK, Asia, Australia and Africa with Autorickshaw, master drummer Trichy Sankaran, FreePlay, and Retrocity. Performance highlights include performing for Peter Gabriel, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and performing with Jane Siberry, Lorraine Segato, Bobby McFerrin and the Swingles.
She has composed, recorded and produced music for theatre, film, radio, and for south Indian and modern dance, including collaborations with Oscar-nominee Deepa Mehta. Recently, Suba made her acting debut at Stratford Festival where she has served for two seasons as vocal coach/arranger and sound designer. Suba is in demand as a private teacher, educator, choral director, arranger, adjudicator and composer and has given numerous workshops to choirs around the world.

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