Worksong Workshop with Bennett Konesni
@ Jimmy's No. 43, 43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
Join Bennett Konesni for an evening of food and music at Jimmy's No. 43.
As we sing we'll shuck garlic for a local farm, helping them prepare for this season's planting.
During the workshop we'll:
- Learn old and new songs that make work go faster, smoother, and with more fun.
- Explore tips and tricks for improving the power and dynamism of your own voice
- Discuss how to include music into your own work
Worksongs are a tool that has been used by farmers, fishermen, sailors- workers of all stripes- to help structure the rhythm of work, pass the time, improve the efficiency and unify crews. Young farmers today are once again learning the art of the worksong as a tool on modern small farms.
This workshop is open to singers of any ability. Most important is a curiosity and enthusiasm for the idea and a willingness to learn by ear without sheet music.
Bennett is co-founder of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island, NY and Duckback Farm in Maine and runs the website worksongs.org. He received a prestigious TJ Watson Fellowship to study worksongs for one year in 7 countries, and has used and taught worksongs on tall ships and small farms for twenty years.
Tickets $25, purchased online.
Space is limited so please sign up early.