Celebrate International Women’s Day with Kitka. The world-renowned women’s vocal ensemble includes excerpts from the recently commissioned I Will Remember Everything, based on the story of Russian Jewish lesbian poet Sophia Parnok. Kitka’s stunning dissonances, asymmetric rhythms, and lush harmonies are inspired by Eastern European folk traditions.
The evening also includes the Shofar Award ceremony honoringRonnie Gilbert of the folk music revival group the Weavers. Ronnie has dedicated her rich voice and background of Jewish values to the lifelong pursuit of social justice.
Kitka is an American female vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe. Dedicated to developing new audiences for music rooted in Balkan, Slavic, and Caucasian women’s vocal traditions, Kitka also strives to expand the boundaries of folk song as a living and evolving expressive art form. Many international musical authorities consider Kitka the foremost interpreter of Balkan and Slavic choral repertoire working in the United States
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