Sing Sistah Sing!
@ The Maltings, BerwickBook Now
13 July 2018
After her outstanding performance as Fricka/Waltraute in Berwick Festival Opera’s Die Walkure (2015), The Maltings is delighted to welcome back Andrea Baker!
Internationally celebrated mezzo soprano, Andrea presents Sing Sistah Sing! – a celebration of the sound and extraordinary breadth of African American female voices and a heartfelt retelling of some of their most incredible life stories.
Conceived, produced and performed by Andrea Baker
Pianist Richard Lewis
Some of the women celebrated in Sing Sistah Sing! include Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday. Sing Sistah Sing! brilliantly weaves together these women’s brave struggles both in the civil rights movement and in their fight for artistic freedom both at home and abroad. Some have chosen opera, jazz or blues to express their inner truth, but at the heart of the Sing Sistah Sing! story is that all of African American women carry in their souls and voices the sounds of their ancestors’ songs of the plantation.
With Sing Sistah Sing! Andrea Baker tells her own deeply personal story and pays joyful, soulful homage to many of the women who courageously paved the way. Join the celebration!
“Baker paid homage to the breadth and depth of female African-American voices over the centuries in her presentation Sing Sistah Sing!” – Tuscaloosa News