may, 2014

14may2:00 pm- 5:00 pmIndigenous Music of Non:wa (Now)


Event Details

Date: May 14, 2014

Time: 2:00-5:00pm

Well Living House at its 2nd Annual Spirit Moon fundraiser presents a special one-time workshop:

Indigenous Music of Non:wa (Now) with Grammy-nominated Mohawk cellist, vocalist, composer, and educator: Dawn Avery.

In this experiential workshop, participants will learn about various processes of de-colonization through a Rotinonhsión:ni concept of Non:wa in which the past, present, and future are interconnected in cyclical understandings through the vibrations of Indigenous history, dance, song, instruments, and language. In an engaging style, Dr. Dawn Avery will lecture, perform, lead songs and dances, and work in a collaborative process with the participants to create a new culture-based healing song. (Musical experience not required to participate.)

Dawn Avery

The New York Times has called Avery a “daring cellist.” She is a composer and vocalist of incredible depth and passion, stands alone in her field as one of the most celebrated, original and passionate virtuosos of her time. Her exploration of sacred music has led her to study the relationship between music and spirituality, especially in meditative practice. As a renowned and beloved workshop leader, Avery also uses meditation and 30 years of experience with shamans, healers, world music and dance to help participants uncover their life’s calling. Well known and respected in many musical worlds, Avery’s wide range of award winning musical works have been influenced by Indigenous thematic material, in particular her Mohawk heritage.

As an educator, Dawn helps to nurture future generations as Professor of Music at Montgomery College where she also produces an annual World Arts Festival. She was selected as the 2011, United States Professor of the Year for the State of Maryland by both the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Working with musical luminaries from Luciano Pavarotti to Sting, Dawn spent years honing her musical talents, collaborating and performing with Grover Washington, Jr., R.C. Nakai, Glen Velez, Larry Mitchell, and Joanne Shenandoah.


Workshop Fee: $125 or $200 includes workshop and the Spirit Moon event & performance that evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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