Soul Divas singing workshop
To understand the origin of Soul not only as a musical genre, but as a social movement, we must go back to the southern area of the United States in the 50, the post-World War II period, marked by poverty and racial segregation.
For a decade, Soul was mainly known for love themes, but it was thanks to the social movements of the ' 60s, which developed in a means of expression to denounce the social reality of the black population.
From the ' 70s and, since there were only black Soul singers, the term is generalized to describe the black musical movement whose vocal technique comes from religious traditions such as Gospel.
Great voices of female vocal soul
With the arrival of the music album in the ' 80s Soul suffers a true revolution that gives way to a more urban musical variety that leads to the Rythm & Blues, from which great female voices emerge such as Areta Franklin, Etta James, Roberta Flack, Dionne Warwick, Nina Simone, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Stephanie Mills or Chaka Khan, as well as young talents like the ill-fated Amy Winehouse, and also singers like Leona Lewis, Duffy, Adele, Lily Allen or Joss Stone, without having been part of the musical, social and political movement of Soul in its beginnings, they have contributed to keep their spirit alive.
All they want to honor with this new workshop of singing that we hope to be your favorite workshops. 🙂
What are we going to do in this workshop
- We will prepare a song in group and we will work on another song individually.
- We will review the history of soul music, gospel and disco to observe the evolution of these genres.
- We will learn the tricks of great artists when solving any “drama” scenic.
- We will review the vocal technique that the great divas of soul have and we will see how each one of them has contributed to establish the concept of Diva that we have today.
Because being a diva is, above all, an attitude.
All audiences: both beginners and intermediate level of singing
Place, Date and time:
Bailén, 215 – 08037 Barcelona / 19 th January 2019, from 16.30 to 19.30 h
(Special price for students, 40€)