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STEPPIN STANZAS AT STEPTREK 2017 PERFORMANCE PROGRAM AND ARTIST BIOS “On the Way Up: City Steps, City Immigrants” A tribute to early immigrants who built city stairways, those who care for them, and new immigrants in Pittsburgh Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 South Side Slopes Association’s 17th Annual StepTrek 11 a.m-2 p.m. Short performances at registration area and water stations Performers Paola Corso, Poet, “On the Way Up” and “Immigrant Wall of Honor, Ellis Island” along with a display of vintage photos of immigrant workers building city steps Sahra DeRoy, Belly Dance Artist, Sahra is presenting a piece bringing together her love of music from her East European heritage with her own personal movement style Michael DiLauro, Director and Documentary Producer, “On the Way Up: City Steps, City Immigrants” Keiko Maeda, “Tea Ceremony and Japanese-American Life Andrew Edwards, Poet, “Sipping Matcha from a Bowl” Koku Kuwonu, Percussionist, “Sounds of Togo” Maria Laranginho, “Perdidamente/Hopelessly” by Florbela Espanca sung in Portugese with English translation by Isabel Teles Christine Telfer, Poet, ESL Instructor, “Ima Nyama/There is, There Isn’t” performed in Bulgarian and English A special thanks to Brian Oswald, Kristin Raup, Joe Balaban, Peggy Sullivan, and Donna and Bill Tarkett of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, The University of Pittsburgh’s Historic Pittsburgh Collection, Bob Regan, Javier Rodriquez, Mike Evans, Kara Venderwiel, and the Academic Media Center at Robert Morris University. Artist Bios Return to Steppin Stanzas Main Page
Read Paola’s Ellis Island essay in The New York Times
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STEPPIN STANZAS a grassroots poetry project celebrating city steps