Words Fail Me! The Art of Nonverbal Vocal Expression
Saturday, Apr 4 | 10:00 am - 3:00 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 day of 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 has lived on Gabriola Island for the past 15 years, and enjoys making music as a pianist, vocalist, and ensemble director. Currently she directs The Song Keepers Women’s Choir, Life Journey Singers, and is music director at the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo. She also facilitates the Gabriola Sounding Circle, and is exploring the healing potential of the voice through sounding, chanting, and singing.


16+ | $40

Students should bring: A bagged lunch and water.