Apr 21, 2014, 11:54 AM
Saturday Jun 28 - Saturday Jul 05
Russian song and nigunim in Spain, Cortijo Romero
Welcome to a week of singing in a breathtakingly beautiful alternative holiday centre in a magnificent Andalucian mountain setting; delightful accommodation and delicious healthy local food plus yoga or tai chi and a bit of Spahish language if you wish.
Twice a day we will be singing Nigunim (Jewish wordless songs) and beautiful old Russian songs. No previous experience in singing or of any language is necessary; open to all.
The course includes a full day’s excursion (usually on the Tuesday) and it’s also possible to add one or two shorter ones yourself. There is a large and lively local street market on Thursday morning most weeks.
08.30-09.00 Yoga or tai chi
09.45-10.00 Community meeting
10.00-10.25 Spanish lesson
10.30-13.15 Nigunim and Russian song session
14.30-18.00 Free time
18.00-19.00 Nigunim and Russian song session OR dance, games, exercise, singing or other complement to the main course (or this session can be in the evening.)
20.30-late Free time (or short group session)
Russian folk songs embrace the whole of the landscape and all of Mother Earth. This wide geographical span is present throughout the whole culture and gives the songs an extremely broad emotional depth. Large musical intervals in lyrical songs call to mind the vastness of Russian topography stretching toward a boundless horizon. In eastern folklore, each snowflake and each blade of grass embodies the spirits of nature – and this connection is felt within every song for ritual pagan holidays, circle dance, laments, wedding and lyrical songs…
Nigunim are Jewish songs without words and are a part of Jewish Musical culture that enable the singer (either alone or in groups) to bring about a change in spiritual and emotional consciousness. Using healing nigunim, the participants will be invited to tap into deeply enlightening and powerful sources of personal energy, individually and collectively accessing their personal creativity. Each participant will find a way to express themselves through their own unique musical language.
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