Anita Mahdia DAULNE, Kongo/Belgium (singing lessons)

Jiří BOUDA (percussion lessons)

July 8–15th, 2017, Slavonice 


Anita Mahdia Daulne returns to the Czech Republic for the seventh time after her Voicescape-organized workshops in the previous years were a great experience to its participants.


In the Lingala language, "Mayaka" means "pearl necklace". Each participants€› voice will become a pearl in a necklace contributing its unique significance to a whole in which the voices intertwine and unite. A play of voices, sounds, hisses, whistling and swinging rhythms will create a bridge connecting the African musical feeling based on everyday life in nature and the urban experience of Europeans. The lecturer who has labeled this kind of search "Afropean music" will offer the participants a possibility to discover their own, perhaps surprising, means of vocal expression and to experience joyful, energetic and emotional music in which everybody is both a soloist and a part of a chorus of many voices. The workshop is open to all who wish, need and have the courage to sing regardless of their experience.

Born in Congo, Anita Mahdia Daulne is a founding member of the world-renowned vocal ensemble Zap Mama. For many years, she has studied African musical traditions, especially Pygmy, Budu, Zulu and other tribes' singing. She strives to bring the African heritage to the Western world.

For more information about Anita Daulne click HERE.




Slavonice is a small Rennaisance town in the middle of a beautiful landscape. 

The participants are expected to arrive at Slavonice on July 8th. In the evening there will be a meeting with a screening of a documentary film about the Zap mama group. The lessons starts in the morning of Sunday 9th and totals six teaching days. The classes will take place in a room ocated on the Renaissance town square. Every day, the participants will have three hours of singing and shorter lesson of rythm exercises. The workshop will be ended by a public performance in one of the picturesque locations of Slavonice on Saturday 14th and concluded by a group breakfast in the morning of Saturday 15th. The lessons will be given in English and interpreted to Czech.

The price of the workshop is 6550 CZK and includes the classes and a daily common rich breakfast in a form of a buffet. 

If requested, we can book for you accommodation in the clean but simple Secesní dům pensioner (see pictures HERE ) in 2, 3 and 4-bed rooms. The price of the accommodation alone is CZK 1400 in total or CZK 200 per night. Those wishing to stay elsewhere can reserve their accomodation on their own and only pay the workshop+breakfast fee of CZK 6550. There is a number of other hotels and pensions in Slavonice and also a camping site few miles from the town. More information is available at the town web site www.slavonice-mesto.cz.

Important notice: we can ensure the accomodation in the Secesní dům just for participants who send the application form till 30th May. Later it is available by demand. Slavonice is an old, small town, one of the few in the Czech Republic to be preserved in its Renaissance appearance.


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