2019 Soul Kitchen Creativity Lab  

August 12 - 14... a 3 day workshop to open the Festival!

As part of CHALABRE EN SÉRÉNADE - this special Creativity Lab that we call Soul Kitchen is designed for musicians, artists and festival participants: 

       - to invigorate your creative spark

       - to meet other musicians from around the world in an open atmosphere that promotes collaboration and exploration

       - and to hone your performance skills before being exposed to our International Festival audience. 

The creativity exchange will include ample time for rehearsals, new creations and collaborations.   This is a great opportunity for professionals to work on their craft and for the novice to learn from top notch international teachers, no matter your language skills!   You will not be alone... all sessions will have translators available... we got you!  Please see this link for details about what you will learn in the workshop... CLICK HERE


Immersion in our small village and this region provides an unparalleled creative opportunity... we are in the heart of one of the most naturally beautiful areas in France... surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and medieval history and culture, there are many things to do and to be inspired by... set your imagination on fire!

The workshop runs from Sunday evening, August 11 through Wednesday, August 14 - followed by all of the festival activities ... we suggest you stay for it all!

For planning purposes, we will ask everyone to fly into Toulouse airport on Sunday, Aug 11 or make your way to Carcassonne via train from Barcelona, Spain or elsewhere on that day.  We will be coordinating pick ups.  Sunday night will be the welcome dinner and meet and greet for all participants and staff!  The workshop will run all day Monday through Wednesday.  The festival continues Thursday through Saturday (see the details HERE).   You can arrange for flights home or elsewhere on Sunday or better yet Monday  !!


€300 - Workshop fee - includes Sunday dinner, workshop fee and lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday 

FOR LOCAL MUSICIANS... call Jennifer for more information...

Our lodging options are as follows...  if you are quick to sign up, we may be able to get you donated private room with one of our organizers here in Chalabre... OR you can arrange for a private apartment for about €350 for the week... OR we have reserved the Hotel de France here in Chalabre for €69 per night including breakfast... please let Jennifer know what you choose ASAP!

Find out more about our region HERE...

PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER ASAP.....  dreamsiclearts@gmail.com

What Is The Soul Kitchen?

The Songwriter Soul Kitchen is a Creativity Exchange, a meeting place for artists of all levels... singers, musicians, producers, and just plain creative folk.  For one full week or weekend, you will experience hands on workshops, creativity sessions, writing sessions with groups and as an individual, multiple live performance opportunities and much more.  Soul Kitchen is the brainchild of Vinx De'Jon Parrette, Berklee College of Music educator, songwriter, recording artist, and coach.

During the week / weekend, each session is crafted to present and develop tools for critical listening to help you better understand the source of your inspiration.  We all have a life filter that houses our library of experiences and memories. This filter allows us to color and embellish all information that is received through it.  Yet we rarely recognize that our true genius walks within our own unique creative process.  


The Workshop Objectives:

1.  Find ways to be inspired (triggering the artist within)

2.  Meet your genius - introduction to your self (critical listening)

3.  Expose your unique opinion and creativity (authentic self)

4.  Learn to respect the creative process and truth of others (true diversity / first kiss)

5.  See and hear beyond the obvious. (between the notes / vocal styling / back story)

6.  Master our melody challenge - Create 5 melodies from 1 groove

7.  Discover harmony as scat - explore your choices

8.  Lyric Lessons - just because it rhymes doesn't make it a song


“My ART is my opinion and my CREATIVITY is in the telling of it.” - Vinx

DETAILED INFORMATION: contact Jennifer Lambert at dreamsiclearts@gmail.com