Video: Suma brings down the house at Women in the World
Suma prepares for her performance backstage. Photo by Martha Adams, 10x10.
Suma Tharu, our mature-beyond-her-years girl from Nepal, stepped off the stage of Lincoln Center last night at Women in the World to uproarious applause. (Catch up on Suma’s story here and here).
The Koch Theater stacks high – two, three, four levels. During the technical rehearsal, the director coached her to sing to the people in the last row on the last tier. And she did just that! A wee little thing she is (maybe five feet tall, no more than 90 lbs), she stood center stage and shared her story of Kamlari, or indentured servitude, through this song.
Watch (lyrics below) and share the video of her gutsy performance. And I dare you not to get goosebumps!