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03-20-1998

Concert Lecture At Clarkson Next Saturday Looks At Attitudes Toward Women

[A photograph of Robin Greenstein for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/greenstein.jpg.]

Potsdam, N.Y. – A concert lecture that takes a look at society's attitudes toward women and women's feelings expressed in folksong, will be presented at Clarkson University next Saturday. "Images of Women," with Robin Greenstein, will be featured on Saturday, March 28, at 8:00 p.m. in MidKnights at Clarkson's Cheel Campus Center. The show is being presented by Clarkson's offices of Campus Programming and Women's Programming.Robin Greenstein

Greenstein takes a look at society's attitudes toward women, as well as women's feelings about their lives as expressed in Anglo-American and Afro-American folksong. After a brief discussion of the oral folk process, Greenstein examines basic issues of love and fidelity, loyalty and desertion, subservience and independence in a wide variety of traditional music sung and played on guitar and banjo.

Greenstein is a seasoned performer on the college market and has a broad background in music and folklore. She studied guitar, banjo and folklore at the Guitar Workshop in Roslyn, N.Y., later becoming a teacher at the same school. For two summers she attended Pinewoods Folk music Camp, run by the English Country Song & Dance Society.

This concert-lecture cuts across many academic lines: women's studies, sociology, psychology, musicology, etc. It's a concert that will delight and inspire.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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