ORIGINAL MIXTAPE SUMMER CAMP
A CLUB . A CAMP . A COLLECTIVE
Founded by Kalabash owners Natasha Kozaily of NATULA, the Original Mixtape seeks to be a supportive and educational opportunity for kids and teens to write, record and release their original music, learn about the music industry and explore their individual talents and dreams. What started as a passion between two artists and friends has evolved into a monthly club, workshop, summer camp and full blown label created for young artists at Kalabash School of Music + the Arts.
You don't need to have any musical experience to be a Songbird, only passion and creativity. At the Songbird Label workshops and summer camps, students discover tools and techniques to write songs both solo and in duo/group settings. At Kalabash we have an array of instruments and studio space to create as much or as little sound as necessary, including our electronic playground filled with synths, drum machines and more.
Writing a song is only the first step. The next step is arranging, recording, mixing and mastering. Songbirds work in small groups to produce each others original material in our recording studio with our sound engineer using the latest industry programs and high quality gear. Once their song is recorded and the art work is created, we release the tracks into the world via a compilation album.
The reason we call it the Songbird label is because we aim to teach students not just how to write and record a song but also how to release it, promote it and navigate the ever changing music industry. At the end of each session we release a compilation album of all the Songbird originals and celebrate with an album release party where students have the opportunity to share and perform their creations.
ORIGINAL MIXTAPE 4 KIDS
In this songwriting, performing and recording summer camp, students will write and record their own original music with artist Natasha Kozaily from NATULA and learn all about making original music from start to finish as well as rocking out together, making their own bands and music videos!
July 31st - Aug 4th, 2017 // 9am - 3pm
ORIGINAL MIXTAPE 4 TEENS
In this songwriting, performing and recording summer camp, students will write and record their own original music with artist Natasha Kozaily from NATULA and learn what it takes to be a musician and artist in today's changing global scene. Guest lunch dates with local and international artists and industry folk are one of the highlights through out the camp which ends with a performance and CD release party, curated by the students themselves.
Aug 7th - Aug 11th, 2017 // 9am - 3pm