Songwriting Workshop in Nature

Songwriting Workshop in Nature lead by lyricist / hip-hop artist / music producer Quincy Davis, co-founder of Cypher CURE (Creative Unity of Related Energy).

Set on the landscape of the Organic Art Ranch, overlooking the beautiful hillside of Rachitele Romania.

All genres of songwriters / poets and all levels are welcome, beginners to advanced.

This is an immersive experience in our nature setting and community environment where you will learn about:

•    The creative process of songwriting
    •    Developing of an original song
    •    Common themes found in lyrics of well-known songs
    •    The healing qualities of songwriting and music – transforming energy of the past

Feel free to bring an instrument of choice for our community campfire jam session where we will fuse a variety of music interests with nature.

Songwriting workshop at the Organic Art Ranch program
Arrival: Friday evening, 7th of October
Departure: Sunday morning

Friday 10/7
Meet and greet, sharing stories by the campfire

Saturday 10/8
10AM – gather in circle and give introductions
Quincy gives introduction + share work and talk about his creative journey
Introduction talk about the songwriting process (phase 1)
Break off into groups or individual creative free write
Circle back up, talk about developing lyrics (phase 2)
Creative free write #2 – developing song
Circle up and opportunity for sharing

Lunch

Quincy shows music videos and talks about the different types of songs and themes – personal, social / political…
Creative free write – continue to develop song #1 or write a new song (challenge to something different)
Circle up – talk about hooks, song structure and developing lyrics into a full song
Creative writing – develop song, add hook (phase 3)
Quincy gives individual feedback
Last circle – sharing and feedback
Conclusion talk – keys to being a good songwriter
Close out

Dinner
Song circle
Please bring food to share for the event that we will use to cook warm dishes: rice, polenta, pasta, vegetables, homemade stuff is always great; the jarred stuff Grandma gave you! Please do not bring canned stuff, plastic etc…Think fresh think Nature!

Meal preparation and cleaning should be a group effort.
Bring your sleeping mat and bag
Your personal flashlight.
Warm clothing

Free accommodation will be in our mountain house and in the camping area around.
Suggested donation for the workshop 100 Ron.

Quincy Davis bio: http://www.quincydavismusic.com/about

Quincy is visiting Hungary and Romania as an artist resident to reconnect with his roots and visit the town where his great-grandmother and grandfather lived, before coming to America to work in the coal mines.

Music videos: http://www.quincydavismusic.com/video

quincy_river_2Quincy Davis bio:
American music / video producer, rap artist and educator who has been developing his craft for over 8 years and released his first album Soul Minor PerMission to Shine in 2013, which began the pursuit of his independent music career. He released his second project in 2016, called Remedy, which was inspired by visiting youth lockdown facilities as a speaker and workshop leader. He grew up with a love for hip-hop, making beats and freestyling with friends in high school. Through trials and tribulations, Quincy walked away from a self-destructive lifestyle that nearly took his life. He says, “I chose the name Remedy for my latest project because music has been my medicine to transform energy of the past into manifesting a new dream.” Quincy has been profoundly influenced by the teachings of indigenous wisdom-keepers and is a dedicated practitioner of earth-based ceremonies.

Quincy’s official music website: http://www.quincydavismusic.com

Latest music videos:
Elegy for John Trudell: https://youtu.be/1uG3G_t_P5Y
Purify Me music video: https://youtu.be/wZuOBNLzWdA
Warrior’s Dream: https://youtu.be/dkniE74urGU
Deja Vu: https://youtu.be/nvK6p3m3OTA
What’s Going On feat. John Trudell: http://youtu.be/FY_otOPAcfY

Limited places, apply by October 6th by sending us a message to info@organicartranch.org

 

 

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