GASPÉ SONGLINES RETREAT July 17-21, 2013 (SENTIERS CHANTÉS)
The Songlines Music Retreat is an exciting new opportunity to sing and make music in a setting of natural splendour. The Gaspé coast offers a pristine natural landscape from mountains to seashore, and the charming town of Douglastown hosts one of its most beautiful sand and pebble beaches. Each day is composed of an organic schedule of wide-ranging activities with a bilingual facilitator. Quiet, meditative beach activities are coupled with convivial group music sessions, all directed toward a regenerative creative experience.
Songlines refers to the aboriginal Australian creation mythology and can be reinterpreted in a myriad of creative ways. Observing the paths and patterns in Gaspe’s pristine environment, we will create beachcombed art in group or individually. For beginners or veteran musicians, all “songlines” activities offer paths to discovery, reflection and awareness while interacting with others. Bring your own songs and stories to share.
While working toward a Saturday evening performance, the Songlines Retreat focuses equally on activities of sharing and self-reflection. What does singing mean to you, to your family, to your community and to the world?
Delicious homemade meals are provided by the Community Centre, and by a team of dedicated local volunteers.Some local produce and recipes will be used.