TIME to get zapped by the sounds of Africa.
That’s what singing teacher Jenny Goodman has to say about an event at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Sunday May 16. It’s one Jenny can’t wait to get cracking on.
On that day, Huddersfield will be treated to the harmonies and rhythms of Africa when Anita Daulne of Zap Mama arrives to teach a day workshop.
Zap Mama are one of the foremost acapella harmony groups in the world .
“They combine the scintillating music of their native Congo with European influences to create a unique sound they call “Afro-peon”, “ says Jenny.
Anita formed Zap Mama with her sister Maria but has now turned her attention to teaching, sharing her cultural heritage with people all over the world.
“Expect multi-layered harmonies and rhythms all taught by ear and accessible to everyone, ” says Jenny of In Good Voice, who has organised the workshop.
“Anita is a fabulous teacher – warm, encouraging and funny – so it’s a great opportunity to have her in Huddersfield.
“The first time I heard Zap Mama it blew my mind – I’d never heard anything like it.
“It was so exciting to hear a group create such diverse textures and sounds with their voices alone.”
So why not get yourself involved with this rare workshop. Numbers are limited so you need to book in advance by contacting Jenny on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07984 584923.
The workshop costs £25/£12.50 (concessions) for what sounds a very different vocal experience.