Recorded live on Saturday night, December 17, 1977, the Women's Coffeehouse put on a benefit for the WBAI Women's Programming. Rebecca Tron introduces the singer Suni Paz with cellist Martha Siegal, poet Sharon Thomson, poet Alice Walker, and musician Lynn Messinger. Eileen Zalisk, a women's health and science programmer, gives a brief biography about the Argentinian-born folksinger Suni Paz. She begins by singing an Argentinian song, "Cancion de la Ternurna" or "Song of Tenderness", "Hilandera de Suenos" or "Weaver of Dreams" , "La Muneca" while Martha Siegal performs on the cello, and several other songs. Donna Allegra, WBAI producer, introduces Alice Walker who reads "Early Losses: a requiem", "The Old Warrior Terror", "Thief", and "Forbidden Things". Judie Pasternak, a producer of women's programs, introduces Sharon Thomson who reads "Confessional" and "The Picnic" and "Mosadi". Contains "frank language." Part 2 of this recording is missing, Archives only has Part 1.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.