WORKSHOP: A Circle of Songs (Session 1)
Date: Friday 22 July
Times: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Venue: Dewsbury Minster, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DD
Ticket price: Free (booking recommended)
Age guidance: All welcome (children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult)
For access information, contact the venue on: 01924 457 057
Manasamitra invite you to take part in group singing sessions with Satnam Galsian and Jess Baker to celebrate and explore wedding traditions.
You will have the opportunity to hear and learn Punjabi language songs, which have been sung for hundreds of years and passed down from generation to generation, as well as celebration songs from different cultures.
Join in with singing some tappay, ghoriya, suhaag and boliyan, find out about the imagery used in these songs and have a go at creating your own verse.
Come and experience the warmth and joy of a wedding celebration.
Note: the session will run from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm – you are welcome to attend the whole day or just for the morning or afternoon.
Please see our What’s On page and click on ‘list’ for details of all workshops with Satnam and Jess, and also with other workshop tutors.
Satnam Galsian is a British Punjabi vocalist. Her unique style and versatility are particularly demonstrated through her exploration of the connections between North Indian and Western music traditions in both her solo and collaborative work. She currently performs with her band, Kinaara, who are releasing their second EP this summer. As well as performing Satnam works with a variety of organisations on various projects, many of which promote mental health and well-being through music; she is also the Social Media/Community Development Coordinator for South Asian arts organisation, Manasamitra.
Jess Baker is a community musician and singer songwriter from Huddersfield. Jess is experienced in delivering workshops in music and harmony singing in with children and adults in schools, prisons, and in her community. She is an artist for Hoot Creative Arts, delivering workshops for mental health and wellbeing. She is also founder and leader of Raised Voices Community Choir and is a singer in Endorphinmachine Prince Tribute, Yellow Goose Dance Band and as solo artist Kaninchen.