Working Girl Blues: American Roots Songs from the Female Perspective
- Ashkenaz, Berkeley CA
Inspiring, uplifting, and playfully powerful, Saritah’s live shows are colorful celebrations of life and harmony. A festival favorite who just returned from concerts in Europe, Saritah loves to connect with the audience, and her vocals deliver lyrical affirmations, inspirations, and observations with a captivating blend of attitude and grace. She draws from her latest CD, “Dig Deep,” and earlier favorites. Her lyrics call for global revolution starting with personal evolution, all set to irresistible dance music, from lovers’ rock to deep dancehall grooves.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, the country of her mother’s heritage, Saritah grew up by the Indian Ocean in Perth, Australia. Now based in Melbourne, she has built a loyal fan base around the world since the release of her debut album, “Gratitude,” in 2004. A traveler from the time she was a few months old, she has always had a global perspective and has been exposed to and influenced by a diversity of music and culture from around the world. “I make music to reconnect people with their hearts,” Saritah says, “to remind people of their power, their beauty, their divinity. I totally believe we chose to be in these times here on earth. We all are co-creators of our world and our reality.”
Empress Meditations is a dynamic showcase featuring conscious female artists in reggae and world music whose works champion the message of peace, justice, and unity. Members Irae Divine, Razteria, and Sol Atash perform tonight backed by the Fyah Squad Band. Empress Meditations’ conscious lyrics and uplifting music are inspired by the admonition of Empress Menen (wife of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and revered figure for Rastafarians), when she said, “All women of the world should struggle to bring peace…” The Empress Meditations point out that Empress Menen also said that women have a special role to play in orchestrating peace in family, community, and nation.
Ashkenaz is the East Bay's home to world music & dance... established 1973; nonprofit since 1997. We are always all ages! Kids 12 & under are admitted free unless otherwise noted.
All of our online ticket sales are will call. We will have a list of ticket buyers at the door; you do not need to bring a printout of your ticket/order confirmation.
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime, or 30 minutes before the dance lesson if there is one, unless otherwise noted.
Ashkenaz's Café opens when doors open and offers beer (draft and bottled), wine, kombucha, juices, sodas, coffee and tea, and snacks and light meals (all vegetarian, mostly organic).
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