WOMEN ON AIR https://www.facebook.com/WomenOnAir/ Dec. 15, 2015 hosted by Susan Lachmann on WETS-FM, Jonesboro TN 19:22 Introduction to interview – Peace with Harmony 25:16 Interview about Community Singing 30:00 Bees Make Honey 38:42 Interview about the Global Village Project and languages 42:40 Earbone 47:10 Ending Also hear: Vienna Tang – Transcontinental Lizz Wright – I’m […]
Elise Witt – An interview with the singer, composer, educator, recording artist and community activist. “I wanted to contribute to change and connect to people through my music.” Elise Witt is a person who is driven to make the world a better place through music and the performing arts. After being born in Switzerland and spending her early childhood in upstate New York, Elise was raised in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina and since 1977 has made Georgia her home. Her mother used to sing in a choir in Switzerland and Elise carries on that singing tradition. Her main interests through her school years were languages of the world. She would study this in college and is fluent in French, German, Italian, Spanish and English.
Elise and the Global Village Project, along with Ecuadoran/New Orleans performance artist José Torres-Tama,are featured in this article for Public, a Journal of Imagining America, exploring higher education and public engagement.
For the past 40 years, Alternate ROOTS has been a champion of, and resource for, artists, cultural workers, and progressive movement builders in the southern United States. In this article, Nicole Gurgel interviews two longtime ROOTS members—Elise Witt and José Torres-Tama—and explores these artists’ responses to the global challenges the Deep South is facing.
“We’re All Born Singing:” that’s the name of a new CD and book from Atlanta-area composer and singer Elise Witt. It’s also her paradigm as a music educator. Witt will officially launch her album with a concert at Decatur’s Oakhurst Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, but she gave Amy Kiley a preview. Witt began by explaining how she herself was born singing.