FEB. 9, 2015 – Silvia Nakkach is an innovator. The singer and musician has lived all over the world, and studied under both the Eastern and Western traditions of music. Combining those elements naturally made for something new and her music has an original and ethereal, haunting quality.
She’s also developed a philosophy about the voice. According to Nakkach, singing can be used to open a person’s spiritual life.
The Argentine-born musician attended Mills College in Oakland before meeting the person who would become her teacher for more than 30 years: Ali Akbar Khan, a great maestro of Indian classical music. She now teaches students what she calls “Yoga of the Voice” in classes at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and at the Vox Mundi Project, an international school that she founded.
In this full-length interview, Nakkach talks about her philosophy, background and exercises that can help tune and open the voice.
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