545 Seventh Street, S.E.,
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) will present composer, songwriter, vocalist, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell in an evening of community and song, on Wednesday, February 3, 7-9 PM. All that is required is a willingness to sing. Admission is $10 and reservations are encouraged. Call 202-547-6839 or email [email protected]. Space is limited. CHAW is located in close proximity to the Eastern Market metro stop.
Masterfully led by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell, singers and non-singers alike will share the common experience of learning in the oral tradition and singing rhythms, chants, traditional songs from Africa and the Diaspora, and a variety of songs from African American culture including spirituals, ring shouts, hymns, gospels, and songs from the Civil Rights Movement.
During Building a Vocal Community ®: Singing in the African American Tradition, the group will explore from an African American world view, the values embedded in the music, the role of cultural and spiritual traditions and rituals, ways in which leadership emerges and can be shared by and among community members, the nature of cultural responses to and influences on political and social struggle, and finally the significance of a shared communal experience in one’s personal life. There is an awesome power in the human voice and when uncommon voices are blended
for the common good, they become a 'vocal community' at its best.

For more information about Building a Vocal Community ®: Singing in the African American Tradition and CHAW’s many varied programs and courses for children, youth, and adults, click on www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839. The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is a
non-profit multi-disciplinary arts education facility whose mission is building community through the arts. CHAW offers a tuition assistance program. CHAW was recognized as
a featured charity in the 2006-2007 Catalogue for Philanthropy. For more information, visit: www.chaw.org.

Official Website: http://www.chaw.org

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