Singing circles of sound without words brings out our intuitive nature and makes vocalizing amazingly accessible. Circle Singing has a centuries old tradition where tribal groups would gather and join together in repetitious chant-like singing that can become intoxicating and uplifting. As singers relax into the revolving chants, additional harmonies and counter melodies are layered one upon another resulting in beautifully inter-woven songs and complex rhythms. One of the most enjoyable aspects of this singing is the creativity that emerges. No two sessions are alike and the compositions seem to flow from the spirits of those present. There is always lots of excitement, laughter, unusual sounds and rhythmic offerings, making for a wonderful community experience.
We sing in a variety of spaces—living rooms, gardens, tunnels . . . We are fortunate to have access to a small silo in Kalamazoo with glazed tile walls and a conical ceiling (featured in the above video).
WGVU / Kalamazoo Lively Arts
WGVU produced this video segment about the Trybal Revival Circle Singers for their program Lively Arts: