GTU hosted ResoNation: Sacred Sounds Beyond Borders, Berkeley’s first sacred world music festival, on Saturday, September 21. The locally based performers represented musical traditions from across the world, selected by Dr. Eleanor Shapiro, a recent GTU graduate (Dissertation: “The Sound of Change? Performing ‘Jewishness’ in Polish Small Towns”).
The following day the performers and other musicians joined to present hands-on workshops. Lessons included the technicalities of Eurasian and Eastern European chant, the movements of capoeira, Christian African Roots music, North Indian Baul moves, and how the music of Beyoncé was used in a womanist worship service.