- Passing along this research request. If you have any funeral experiences from Malawi, you might consider contacting her.
Professor Leigh Smiley at the University of Maryland College Park is researching the vocal emanations of lamentation (giving voice to grief) and the ritual sounds that mourners of different cultures create with their voices. Leigh is an actress, director and teacher of voice and heightened text at the University. If you would be willing to share with Leigh your knowledge, experience, or process of creating these sounds, please call or email at the following email or phone number. Many, many thanks to you.
Department of Theatre
University of Maryland
2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742