In a powerful, unique, collaborative performance, three female singer-songwriters celebrate the power of women’s stories from around the world — from Italian folk tales and biblical stories to African women, New York immigrant history (including the Triangle Fire), personal/childhood narratives and labor movement anthems.
SHARON GOLDMAN: Sharon’s latest solo album, KOL ISHA (A Woman’s Voice) is a bold, unique song journey merging memories of an Orthodox Jewish childhood with Jewish imagery and myth and a modern, feminist perspective. “Sharon has truly found her voice on this beautiful album.” — John Platt, WFUV; “Sharon Goldman’s new album weighs the richness and gravitas of her heritage” — Alan Young, New York Music Daily
BEV GRANT: A veteran social activist, feminist and labor singer/songwriter, Brooklyn-based Bev Grant is also the founder and director of the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus. Her song “We Were There” has become an anthem of women in the labor movement, and a couple of her songs are featured in the new sequel to Rise Up Singing. SingOut Magazine calls Bev’s work “unhesitatingly fervent, unflinchingly personal.”
VILLA PALAGONIA: NYC multi-instrumentalist and singer Allison Scola, along with her husband, multifaceted guitarist Joe Ravo, created Villa Palagonia, which calls upon their southern Italian roots and American know-how — Allison’s paternal grandmother, who immigrated to New York in the 1920s, grew up in Bagheria in the shadow of Villa Palagonia. Their eclectic, acoustic music brushed with hues of Mediterranean folk offers an “irresistible combination,” says WFUV’s John Platt.