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“SiNGING MY DAD BACK TO ME” WAS PUBLISHED IN THE New York TIMES

“As the months of quarantine dragged on, I worried that he might not remember who I was when he saw me again. Desperate to reach him, unable to touch him, I videotaped myself singing “Summertime” from the show “Porgy and Bess,” the same song I sang to my daughter when she was born, and posted it on Facebook.

Sharing My Love of Singing with My Daughter

 

By Estelle Erasmus

 

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I have always loved music. I remember singing as a young girl, even before I learned how to express myself by writing. My parents noticed my strong soprano and enrolled me in voice lessons when I was in middle school. I loved studying opera (I'm a trained mezzo soprano) and classical music. I joined the school chorale and then the … Continue Reading ››