Empowered Voice and Body Music Workshop with Liz Ikamba

Empowered Voice and Body Music Workshop with Liz Ikamba 

Saturday 12 August at 11am – 1pm the Apple Barn, Chyan Cultural Centre

Tickets £12 adults, £10 concs and under 18s + booking fee

from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/673710033847

or via Liz Ikamba’s website 


Connect with your inherent creativity, expression and natural voice!

A safe and interactive space to play, experiment and collaborate with others
using the voice, movement and body percussion.

Open to all levels (there are
no mistakes, just explorations!) Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
The workshop will include fun, collaborative games and tools for in-the-
moment music-making, and we will learn songs from around the world in
different languages, including Lingala (DR Congo).

We will also explore:
– Movement and sound-based practices for release and general well being.

-Sounding and connecting with the resonance of your natural, embodied

Circle Singing (group singing connected to ancestral ways)

Connection to self, environment and other through sound

Liz is an experienced vocal and community music leader, with over 12 years
experience working with people of varied backgrounds and abilities. She uses
music and the Arts for social connection, well being and education.

These activities are designed to build confidence, encourage connection, co-
creation and empowerment.

Find out more about Liz’s community music work at her LinkedIn profile

Liz is also gigging at the Cornish Bank on Thursday 10th August

in support of  Hannah Moule and the Moulettes 


Weekend Voice Retreat – with Ravi Freeman, Lyndz and Luna
Special Guest: Rikk Smith on Percussion and Flute

Friday evening July 28th to Sunday July 30th

Join us for the whole weekend, or just for the evening on the Friday and Saturday for Kirtan and Cacao. Check out the ticket options and select the one for you!


An immersion of song, yoga, kirtan and sound healing.

On this retreat we will explore different forms of devotional singing, world cultures and voice practices such as overtone singing and chakra toning

Voice Retreat Features

• Voice Workshops, exploring different singing practices including Kirtan & Cacao

• Sauna / Spa and visit to the beach

• Morning Yoga Sessions

• Beautiful & nourishing vegetarian food

• Relaxing-Sleeping-Resting

There will be a strong focus on Indian Mantra and also, going deeper into Overtone Singing, plus, Ravi’s unique style of Sound Journey / Gong Bath and finally we are honoured to be journeying with the beautiful plant medicine, Cacao (Viva Cacao!)

We are also blessed to be supported by Lyndz Jeanne and Luna again, who will be offering their unique weave of yoga sessions with healing soundscapes. Nourishing, wholesome food to eat, plus the Spa Area (including sauna), which is a new feature this year, and also there will be a group visit to sing at the sea!

All levels of singing ability are welcome, so come along for a truly heart opening, transformative experience

Expect a warm and friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere, with a focus on self care, love and inner enquiry with guided meditations and healing sounds.



Ravi Freeman Cornwall retreat





Ravi is a singer, voice event facilitator, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and one of the longest established Western players of the kora (West African harp).

His music is the result of a lifetime exploring the edge, through world music, tribal cultures, throat singing and a journey that has taken him from India to the Amazon, Africa and beyond. Ravi has crystallised his 40 years as a musician and singer into developing ways of journeying together with our voices in the most beautiful and joyful way possible, creating an instant choir experience that is accessible as possible to all ages and levels of singing ability

As well as over 20 albums, international performances and workshops and the invention of the electric/stereo kora, Ravi has also worked with artists such as Deva Premal and Miten, Nigel Kennedy, Jon Lord, Phil Manzanera, Baaba Maal, Dr John, Ronu Majumdar and Marlui Miranda. The most recent albums are “Songs for the Golden Age” and “Two Rivers” with master flautist Adrian Freedman.

Ravi has also led workshops and lectured at various Universities, schools and centres such as Colorado State University; Northfield College, Minneapolis and various cultural centres in Ireland, Brazil, Italy, Australia, at The Glastonbury Symposium, and elsewhere around the world.

During the retreat, Ravi will share some of the stories and history behind different voice styles, instruments and their cultures, all from direct experience

Watch Ravi’s talk at the Glastonbury Symposium “The Power of Sound and The Way of The Voice”





Rikk Smith (www.shiningfoxcreations.com) will be joining us this year. Originally from United States, Rikk is a great percussionist and also makes and plays Native American Flutes. This is a recent short clip we filmed in a cave at one of Cornwall’s best beaches, Kaynance Cove



Lyndz Jeanne of Liquid LIght Sound Therapies brings songs of many cultures as well as mantra and healing prayers to the circle to invite and welcome the voice to sing from the heart.

Having trained and travelled as a sound healing practitioner through various locations and indigenous cultures, she works with multiple modalities of sound transmissions taking you on a sound journey and energy healing. Clearing chakras, removing stagnation, relaxing the nervous system-all supporting compassionate growth and evolution in these times.




When Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism found Luna in 2003, she was in a place of utter disconnection from self and heart space with mental health problems and addictions. Taking the firsts steps back out into the world took courage and strength and regular yoga and mediation classes were the start of an holistic healing process.

The following 10 years a profound love for the mountains and snowboarding emerged and here she fused her two main passions together. Whilst living in Canada in 2010, Luna discovered Yin yoga and experienced the potent and deep healing benefits of this meditative practice. Knowing how beneficial it was for herself, she felt she needed to bring Yin into her teaching. Enjoying the dynamic strengthening asana practice of Hatha to be balanced with the passive meditative discipline of Yin. And this is where she is today. Bringing a fusion of these two traditions into her practice to open to a deeper connection and awareness, while lengthening what is being strengthened.