Josee Koning & Leoni Jansen

live concert at Kamalaya Koh Samui

Friday, 23rd June 2017, 20.30 in Yantra Hall
Tuesday, 27th June 2017, 21.00 in Yantra Hall

Leoni Jansen is a singer and stage-director from Holland. Over the past few years she has been busy mainly creating music programs with bridges to different cultures. She worked with many international musicians, including Toumani Diabate, Mohammud Ahmed, Angelique Kidjo, Busi Mhlongo, Rosy Flores, and sang in Holland with Youssou N’dour his worldwide hit “7 seconds away”.

Her own music style lies somewhere between Celtic and Americana. She has a dozen of solo cd’s on her name, and each cd contain in some collaborations. As coach she works both with young pop artist as politicians. Queen Beatrix knighted her for her contribution to world music and for empowering women in music.

Josee Koning is Holland’s leading lady in Brazilian music. She has an international career working with the best musicians from Brazil like Ivan Lins, Dori Caymmi, João Bosco, Nelson Faria and many others.

She was the co-founder of the legendary Brazilian fusion group Batida in 1980. Batida recorded three albums, toured internationally and played at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Her latest album ‘The Chamber Music project’ with the international band ‘Who’s the Bossa?’ received worldwide appreciation; another jewel in Josee’s vast discography.

‘Singing from The Heart’ by Josee Koning

Saturday, 24th June, 2017 at 10.30-11.30 in Yantra Hall

If you like singing but are afraid to bring out your voice, or you don’t like the sound of your voice: Don’t worry, be happy! The purpose of singing is to make you happy.
Singing stimulates the brain and the thyroid gland. But most of all it will open up your heart!
Experience the joy and uplifting feeling of singing together, imitating sounds,making vocal rhythms and may be even invent your own little melody using your natural voice: everybody can sing!

‘Talking from The Heart’ by Josee Koning"

Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 at 10.30-11.30 in Yantra Hall

We always want to reach other person by words. But do we know what just our plain voice already expresses? Do we know what the voice itself says, warmth? A workshop about voices in different cultures, music and characters, about their tone and defense mechanism. With lots of examples and funny exercises.

At the end of the workshop there is time for a quick scans: what does Leoni hear in your voice?

All events are Complimentary for all Kamalaya Guests
Entrance fee is 300 baht for Samui Residents and Vacationers
All proceeds will go toward Kamalaya’s Charity Fund



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