Lunching, Learning and Singing the Blues
Jun 05, 2012What are you doing for lunch this Thursday?
If you are a fledgling songwriter, guitarist, singer, or just a garden-variety music lover like me, you should leave that cheese sandwich behind at your desk and head over to the National Music Centre (134 11 Ave SE) to get a taste of what the Calgary Folk Music Festival will be offering this summer at folk boot camp. The free one-hour presentation will outline the variety of workshops that will be on the menu when the CFMF pairs up with the NMC from July 24-26, 2012. Grab a seat in the NMC Performance Space, indulge in a plate of Sylvia's (Casual Catering) mouth-watering curry for only $8.00, and get ready to test your pipes when blues/R&B diva (and boot camp instructor) Shakura S'Aida joins us via the magic of Skype to lead us in a long-distance sing-along.
CFMF/NMC Folk Boot Camps classes will run for three consecutive days, three hours daily, with festival artists leading intimate classes of a dozen students in amongst the inspiring instrument collection at the NMC. Festival artists John Langford, Mark Berube, and Sam Baker will offer song-writing workshops, while Luke Doucet and Donna Grantis will feature guitar workshops, and Shakura S'Adia herself will show you how to showcase your vocals.
Curious? Come over to the free Lunch and Learn session at the National Music Centre this Thursday, June 7 at noon. You'll be in and out in an hour. I'll save you a seat!