Verna Gillis

Biography

Verna Gillis, Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology did field work in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Surinam . Ghana, Afghanista, Iran and Kashmir. She has released 27 lps/cd/s on the Smithsonian Folkways and Lyrichord labels. She is the founder/director of SOUNDSCAPE which started as a performance space in NYC from 1979 – 1983 . SOUNDSCAPE was the first US presenter of “world music” in 1983 with King Sunny Ade which was called “…the pop event of the decade.” She went on to produce and develop career of the great artists Youssou Ndour, Carlinhos Brown, Salif Keita, Yomo Toro and Roswell Rudd, her present collaborator.
Most recently she is the “imaginator” of KICK BUTT BALL Squeeze Me – Get a Grip! – a stress/exercise ball. She wrote the jingle and is featured in the senior video version. www.kickbuttball.com
Verna has been performing monologues with TMI with material from TALES FROM GERIASSIC PARK – On the Verge of Extinction a one-woman show in development. Her niche is aging!
Going sane one day at a time!

Where to find Verna Gillis online


Books

I JUST WANT TO BE INVITED - I PROMISE NOT TO COME
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
Humorist, Verna Gillis, lets us know that SEVENTY IS THE NEW SEVENTY .. She is a one-liner kind of person. You will laugh, identify and think of people you might not want to remember, as well as those you love. Laughing at ourselves is essential . To the point – sometimes sharp; never flat
I JUST WANT TO BE INVITED - I PROMISE NOT TO COME
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
Humorist, Verna Gillis, lets us know that SEVENTY IS THE NEW SEVENTY .. She is a one-liner kind of person. You will laugh, identify and think of people you might not want to remember, as well as those you love. Laughing at ourselves is essential. Aging, changing sexulity, families and relationships are the central themes. To the point – sometimes sharp; never flat
I JUST WANT TO BE INVITED - I PROMISE NOT TO COME
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
Humorist, Verna Gillis, lets us know that SEVENTY IS THE NEW SEVENTY .. She is a one-liner kind of person. You will laugh, identify and think of people you might not want to remember, as well as those you love. Laughing at ourselves is essential . To the point – sometimes sharp; never flat

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