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Song Exchange at Barbés in Brooklyn!

Saturday, Nov. 13
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

Join Katie Down, Rima Fand, and Tannis Kowalchuk for a community song exchange on Saturday, November 13th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Barbés in Brooklyn, NY.

Please bring a song that you can teach to others. Rounds, simple harmonies, world music, folk, and a cappella tunes work well. Since this is an indoor event, we will limit this workshop to 20 and require all participants to be fully vaccinated and masked.  

This workshop is FREE, DONATIONS are greatly appreciated.


If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email Jess@FarmArtsCollective.org to register.

Barbés is located at 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (corner of 6th Ave).

 Katie Down is a multi-instrumentalist, sound artist, educator and music therapist. An improviser and classically trained flutist, she also sings in Ladino with her group Sofie Salonika and lots of bawdy songs with The Ukuladies and plays the steel cello, glass percussion, and other odd instruments with her ensemble, NewBorn Trio. Katie has sung with the Bulgarian choir,Yasna Voices in NY and received a travel grant to study in Bulgaria with Kremena Stanchova. She currently teaches in the music therapy dept. at SUNY New Paltz and is the regional coordinator and lead therapist for the New York chapter of The Angel Band Project, providing free music therapy for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. www.katiedown.com

Rima Fand is a Brooklyn-based composer, musician and educator. An innovator who is also strongly drawn to folk traditions, she creates on an edge where the traditional meets the experimental. Since 2018 she has been composing an object-theater/chamber opera entitled Precipice, currently in development with American Opera Project, and is the recipient of a 2020 Opera America Commissioning Grant for this production. Earlier projects include Farm Arts Collective’s Shakespeare on the Farm (2019), NACL’s Courage on Governors’ Island in 2017, a workshop production of A Footnote In History, presented in the 2017 ICE FACTORY festival, and Don Cristóbal, Billy-Club Man,  created in the HERE Artist’s Residency Program and produced at the Abrons Arts Center. She was the recipient of an Exploring the Metropolis Composers’ Residency.  She was most recently seen in Dream on the Farm 2021 with Farm Arts Collective. www.rimafand.com

Tannis Kowalchuk is artistic director of Farm Arts Collective, flower farmer, and co-owner of Willow Wisp Organic Farm. Tannis has directed and performed in over 30 original theatre productions in the US and Canada. Current projects include the annual Dream on the Farm (director) Stone Soup Cooking Class (writer/performer), Shakespeare on the Farm (director/performer), and a new solo performance DeCompositions. Prior to starting Farm Arts Collective, she was a founding co-artistic director of NACL Theatre with whom she created The Weather Project and Courage. Awards: Women and the Arts and Media Collaboration Award 2019.


Saturday, Nov. 13
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm


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376 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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