Adrienne Cooper with Sarah Mina Gordon

from “Women Sing of Family Violence”

Taking up the tradition of truth-telling in Yiddish music, we hear the dark stories in familiar tunes. [Spring 2011] 

Picture the stairwell in the poor apartment: the neighbor descends the steps and the woman in the doorway repeats, “Good night, good night,” and then haltingly speaks the words: “He hit me yesterday. I’m black and blue. I was ashamed to tell you. Good night.”

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