NBIF12 Creators & Curators: Songwriting w/ Nona Hendryx
Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
When it comes to writing songs, there are few people better qualified to show you what works and what doesn’t than Grammy-nominated music icon Nona Hendryx. In this intensive workshop, created for working songwriters, Hendryx will examine the building blocks of songs and show how to make songs work across a variety of genres.
Of this session, Nona says, “Let’s be creative, have some fun. Bring a title, lyrics, melodies, beats, a verse, or hook and learn how to connect them. Most of all, bring your heart and soul.”
DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, THERE ARE ONLY 14 SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR THIS MASTER CLASS!
About Nona Hendryx
Nona Hendryx’s legendary career spans six decades of sound & style evolution. Longtime Nona Hendryx fans know her as one of the founding members and primary songwriter of Labelle, with Patti LaBelle and Sarah Dash. She has written, collaborated and recorded with a who’s who of the music industry including Carlos Santana, Ultra Nate, David Johansen, Yoko One, The Talking Heads, Dusty Springfield, Peter Gabriel, Prince, and The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, with whom she was nominated for a Grammy for the song “Rock This House”. And the list goes on.
More importantly, she has explored a broad sonic palette, with music spanning R&B, rock, funk and new age. Quite simply put, Nona Hendryx is the quintessential “mother” of contemporary artists such as Erykah Badu, V.V. Brown, Emeli Sandé, Janelle Monáe, and M.I.A.
When & Where
New Black Imagination Festival
A platform for progressive black culture