Songwriter Soul Kitchen Workshop vol.30:

A Creativity Workshop with VINX                           Oct 18-20, 2013

Join Berklee College of Music educator, recording artist, and former world class athlete/coach Vinx De’Jon Parrette, in a weekend workshop where writers/producers/musicians/engineers work together to reignite their creative spark, explore new options for accessing their own unique creativity and expand the boundaries of the creative process.  Each of us has a life filter that houses our library of experiences and memories. This filter allows us to color and embellish all information that is received through it – it is the source of our unique creative voice.  But our modern lifestyles are so often restricted by boundaries and social constructs that we have lost touch with our own creative truth.  We rarely recognize that our true genius walks within our own unique creative process.  “My ART is my opinion and my CREATIVITY is in the telling of it.” – Vinx (see Bio below)

The Workshop Objectives:

1.  Explore new ways to be inspired (triggering the artist within)

2.  Introduce the participants to themselves  (twinkle twinkle)

3.  Expose their unique opinion and creativity (authentic self)

4.  Learn to respect the creative process and truth of others (true diversity/first kiss))

5.  Strive to see and hear beyond the obvious (the back story)

All levels of experience are wanted and welcome.  The exercises include writing in groups and on your own and all songs will be produced and recorded during the weekend.  On Saturday night, we proudly present the Suga Lip Lounge – our live performance night – where we share the fruits of our labor with the public on our own Dreamsicle Studio/Stage.  We hope you’ll join us… as Vinx says, “You can’t sing of life unless you live it!”

Who Is Vinx?

Vinx is as close as you'll find to a 21st century Renaissance Man. Known to music fans as a percussionist and vocalist, his music is classified by some as jazz, by some as world music and by others as soul. With a style all his own, he has been compared to the likes of Nat “King” Cole and Harry Belafonte as well as Sam Cooke, Bobbie McFerrin and even Fred Flintstone. Most often, Vinx is remembered from his opening act on Sting’s Soul Cages Tour but he has also worked with numerous other artists as varied as Stevie Wonder, Cassandra Wilson, Darius Rucker, Vance Gilbert, Taj Mahal and the Spin Doctors to name a few. No matter where or when you’ve heard him, one thing is for certain…

”Vinx is the gift you give to someone that you really care about” ~ Stevie Wonder                                      Registration Link

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