Pirate Jenny

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Mon, 02/28/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Our music for today’s program compares powerful English-language versions of “Pirate Jenny” from the Three-Penny Opera by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. Marianne Faithful stays faithful to the German original, while Nina Simone converts the song into a lament and revenge fantasy about Black women’s experience. 

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