October 29, 2017 | Catskill Conversations / Shout It Out: The Evolution of the Black Vocal Tradition with soulist Garland Nelson

Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 2pm

We’re excited to invite you to take part in our newest event at Ashokan: Catskill Conversations.This new Ashokan Center series will feature interactive talks by noted experts from a variety of fields including natural science, the environment, music, art, history, food, sustainability and more. Each “Conversation” will close with snacks, beverages and a chance to chat with the presenters and attendees.

SHOUT IT OUT is a historical and interactive program of the African-American musical experience, through vocalization, sing alongs, audio/visual examples, percussion, and contextual data. Through the call and response, we’ll examine foundations of African music and its seminal importance to American music today.

Garland Nelson, the front man for Soul Session, is an entertainer’s entertainer full of pure energy! The audience must strap in for a commanding emotional journey. Garland’s skills were sharpened over 5+ years as the lead singer/emcee of New York Players, a touring entertainment band. Through his educational programs in upstate NY schools and grant organizations, he’s presented his interactive workshop on various plantation/hymnal songs through the African American vocal tradition. Garland’s performances have been described as an experience—not just a show!

Space is limited, so advanced registration is recommended. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 (adults) and $10 (youth under 18). At the door, entry will be $20 for adults and $15 for youth under 18, while space allows.

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See other Catskill Conversations:

October 1 | Foraging & Feasting with herbalist Dina Falconi and artist Wendy Hollender
November 19 | Remembrance Day with historian Rosemary Nichols

The Ashokan Center
477 Beaverkill Rd.
Olivebridge, NY 12461

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