Soul Care – Christiane Karam
January 30 @ 14:00 - 20:00 CET€50
Day Ticket for Christiane Karam
(30th January 14:00-20:00 Oslo Time)
The agenda of the event will be
- Open panel with all the facilitators around the topic: Me and my HeART
- Warm up
- First round of Workshops with Christine
- Second round of Workshops with Christine
- Harvesting and goodbye
Workshop A: The Voice, Healing and Eastern Styles
This session focuses on the meditative aspects of collective singing and draws from various Eastern traditions to demonstrate and create musical soundscapes. There is also a focus on modes and microtonal singing, as well as the different musical and healing properties that become accessible when one delves deeply into this practice. Different approaches to improvising in these styles will also explored.
Workshop B: Rhythm and the body
This session focuses on odd meters and rhythmic cycles from various traditions, namely India, the Middle East and the Balkans. Breaking down, subdividing and feeling those rhythms in the body is explored at length, as well as creating circlesongs inspired by these rhythms and the joyous traditional folk dances from those regions. An emphasis will also be made on the different ways breaking down and internalizing time can anchor the body and help reset our nervous system.
Christiane Karam (Short Bio)
Born and raised in war-torn Lebanon, Christiane Karam’s eclectic vocal style stems from her love for different musical traditions. She has taught and performed around the world, and collaborated with the likes of Javier Limon, Tigran Hamasyan, Binka Dobreva and Bobby McFerrin, at venues such as Summerstage, Carnegie Hall and the Teatro Nacional to name a few. In addition to coaching and performing, she is an award-winning songwriter and the founder and leader of both the acclaimed Pletenitsa Balkan Choir and the Berklee Annual Middle Eastern Festival. She is currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music where she continues her work of bringing awareness and positive social change through music and the arts. As a holistic practitioner, she is also committed to promoting wellness and balance through various mind body practices.