Women's Voices - Women's Lives in Yiddish Song. Commonwealth Speakers Program.
Unique in every culture are the songs sung by women. Susan Leviton presents an a cappella program in Yiddish, offering songs that touch on the human condition and provide a glimpse into the specific lifestyle of another era. This program includes cradle songs that sing of social justice, songs of love and courtship, songs of bitter poverty, songs of triumph in the face of oppression and songs envisioning lasting peace.
All pieces are provided in context and audiences are encouraged to participate. Leviton performs frequently to audiences with no prior exposure to Yiddish to use her knowledge of the language and culture to broaden appreciation of the humanity of Yiddish song.
Sponsoring Organization: Maris Grove Jewish Community and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.
Commonwealth Speakers is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.