Words fail me: The art of non-verbal vocal expression
Thursday, Apr 1 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Before language, humans expressed themselves using a vast and varied array of vocal tones, pitches and rhythms—nonverbal grunts, howls, clicks and coos that carried information, as well as the emotional significance of what was being expressed. Join us for a 2-hour vocal sounding exploration that will take you out of your speech-oriented head and into your expressive origins—and prepare to get wild!


Leah Hokanson is a choral director, facilitator, singer/songwriter, and vocal sound explorer based on Gabriola Island, BC. She directs Gabriola’s Song Keepers Women’s Choir, and is music director at the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo. Leah facilitates vocal sounding workshops that explore the voice as a vehicle for healing and transformation. In 2018 she released her first album of original songs entitled Facets, and in 2019 she released her first album of original chants entitled Diamond Chants: The Heart.

14+ | $35