The last of the upscaled Just One Story… episodes is all yours now to enjoy.
Diane Wolkstein is seen here with a poignant story from her collection The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales (1978). The most amazing thing about this story is the fourth — and intentionally forgotten — daughter’s capacity to forgive her mother for the injustice done to her as a child.
This performance was recorded at the Mother’s Day Benefit for Haiti (Scandinavia House, New York City, Sunday 9 May 2010) using an older Samsung miniDV videotape camcorder. It’s the last of the old standard definition episodes we did before we finally moved up to a 720p HD camera.
Look for more Haitian goodness in April. But for now… “Cric?”
“One, My Darling, Come to Mama” from The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales (Random House–Schocken Books, New York, 1978, reprinted 1997).
©1978, 1997 Diane Wolkstein. Used with permission.
Video ©2010–2012 Diane Wolkstein / Cloudstone /Philip David Morgan / Rosegarden Media and Entertainment.