Susan Robbins, founder and artistic director of Libana, knew from an early age that singing was at the core of her spiritual path. Her deep compassion, love of laughter, and heartfelt belief in the healing power of music bring clarity, insight, and brilliance to her music and teaching.
Marytha Paffrath, Libana’s principal drummer and percussionist, is an innovative teacher, singer, composer, and writer who believes deeply in bringing the simplicity of song to the complexity of the world. Together, Marytha and Susan bring lively, humor-filled, grounded guidance to workshops coast to coast.
Susan Robbins & Marytha Paffrath
Susan and Marytha are two of the dynamic forces behind Libana, the women’s world music and dance ensemble acclaimed as “a wonder to behold” by the Boston Globe. This is one of our most beloved workshops, so sign up quickly !
As thrilling as it is to listen to Susan and Marytha perform with Libana, it’s even more exciting to sing with them yourself! Making their annual pilgrimage to Rowe following a round of international concerts, Susan and Marytha invite you to join them for a special weekend to co-create a vibrant musical community of women, imbued with celebration, healing, playfulness, and song. You’ll experience the exquisite pulsation of chant, the elegant circular harmonies of rounds, and the exhilaration of collectively generating sound, rhythm, and vibration. Dance, laugh, and share song, community, and a sense of wonder as you experience the joy of blending your voice with others. Bring an open heart and the willingness to discover the singer that lives in each of us. You needn’t read music or be an experienced vocalist — seasoned singers and women new to the exploration of their voices are equally welcomed!
Libana is an ensemble that performs worldwide as “troubadours of peace”– most recently, in Bulgaria, India, and Morocco — and that has given expression to women’s experience for 36 years. The group has numerous CDs to its credit, including the most recent “Instrument of Peace.”
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