Watch Season 1 of the Songs From Testimonies Video Liner Notes Series

By Christy Bailey-Tomecek - May 20, 2021

The Fortunoff Archive is pleased to present the first season of its Songs from Testimonies video series in its entirety. The Songs from Testimonies project collects and records songs and poems discovered in our testimonies. Musician-in-residence, Zisl Slepovitch, conducted research on the songs, and then arranged and recorded versions of them with his ensemble, featuring Sasha Lurje. The video series seeks to provide additional context and analysis of the project, song by song. The first season focuses on the project's first volume, Where is our Homeland: Songs From Testimonies in the Fortunoff Video Archive. Each episode includes an excerpt of the original testimony, a performance by the Zisl Slepovitch Ensemble with Sasha Lurje, and commentary by D. Zisl Slepovitch and a scholar with relevant subject knowledge.

View the video series here: