Women Warriors: The Voices of Change releases; Chapter 3 - 'The 1980's & The AIDS Crisis'
Women Warriors: The Voices of Change multimedia concert performed by Orchestra Moderne NYC, under the direction of Amy Andersson, features the music of eight renowned female film composers and presents 800 years of women fighting for human rights and equality. This 80-minute interactive experience is a socially and culturally relevant world premiere concert which includes historical visuals from the past to present day. Women Warriors: The Voices of Change celebrates the strength and heroism of female global activists fighting for human, civil, and minority rights, environmental causes, and gender equality.
Orchestra Moderne NYC and Conductor/Producer Amy Andersson team with composers Nathalie Bonin, Miriam Cutler, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Sharon Farber, Mandy Hoffman, Penka Kouneva, Starr Parodi, and Lolita Ritmanis, who together have created a rich and cinematic orchestral experience in seventeen world premiere pieces that inspire hope and courage for women and girls around the world. Special guest artists include; Afghan rapper/songwriter Sonita Alizadeh, fifteen year old singer/songwriter Isolde Fair, and violinist Nathalie Bonin. Iranian human rights activist and author Masih Alinejad is the honored guest speaker.
As an adolescent growing up in the 80's in Sofia, Bulgaria, Penka Kouneva was very scared by the AIDS pandemic. She remembers thinking about the trauma each infected person was experiencing and tried to imagine how it feels to live with a death sentence hovering over one's heads. Later, she got to meet and make friends with people who were HIV-positive and their resilience, willpower and commitment to heal touched her deeply. Kouneva's music for this Chapter 3 - The 1980's & The AIDS Crisis' has urgency and drama, but also compassion and hope expressed in the soaring emotional melodies.
Join us at New York's Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - September 20 2019 at 8:00pm for this historical and stunning concert experience which celebrates the strength and heroism of female global activists fighting for human and civil rights, environmental causes, and gender equality.
The opening and closing theme music for this podcast was provided by Penka Kouneva
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