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TRUE RELIGION, SWEET SALVATION, & SPIRITUAL LIBERATION: African-American Spirituals and Gospel Singing with Stephanie Rooker

  • The Ark 107 Green St Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

The Power of Singing African-American Spirituals & Gospel Music

There is an inherent power in African-American spirituals and gospel music.  The sanctity of this musical lineage transcends its religious context.  This workshop traces the power of gospel and the spirituals to their historical, cultural, and elemental sources.  Empower your ability to self-soothe, turn inspiration into aspiration, and heal through song.



Stephanie Rooker is a composer, vocalist, cross-cultural music educator, and sound healing facilitator.  With a background in Ethnomusicology, Stephanie employs a distinctive grasp of cross-cultural indigenous archetypes, incisive listening, and mindful facilitation to bridge the gap between sacred and secular forms and demonstrate the vast possibilities of broadening cultural awareness and promoting healing through music.  She is certified as an Integrative Sound & Music Practitioner by the Sound & Music Institute in New York, an organization which she now assists with program coordination.  She has also completed a 200-hour practitioner certification in Yoga of the Voice, as developed by Silvia Nakkach/Vox Mundi School. 
Stephanie offers private, passive or participatory sound healing sessions for individuals, couples, and groups.  Based on fundamental elements of sound healing, these sessions employ a array of sound modalities –including numerous vocal techniques, tuning forks, shamanic medicine melodies, dronal music, drumming, and more!– to shift & align personal vibrations for optimal physical, emotional, and interpersonal health, healing, and well-being.   

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