"Robyn Helzner breathes soul into the songs with the sweet sound of her voice.' Washington Jewish Week Hearts Awaken captures the dynamic vocal harmonies and exciting instrumental arrangements of the Robyn Helzner Trio. The recording includes both original melodies and innovative adaptations of traditional songs. The Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino selections reflect the Trio's varied and extensive repertoire. From Beijing to Boston and Moscow to Miami, the Robyn Helzner Trio inspires Jewish audiences to celebrate their cultural roots and non-Jewish listeners to appreciate a vital part of Jewish culture. The Trio presents a diverse collection of new and traditional songs that celebrate the exuberant melodies of modern Israel, the folk songs of Eastern Europe, the love songs of Spain and the eclectic compositions of contemporary North America. This acclaimed ensemble brings our rich Jewish musical experience to life. One of today's leading interpreters of World Jewish Music, Robyn Helzner brings a life-long love and appreciation of the power of folk music to resonate across all cultural boundaries. Robyn has appeared in history making concerts in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and throughout North America. The moving story of her underground concerts in the former Soviet Union, which led to sold-out performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg, was told on the Public Television special, Chanukah-A Celebration of Freedom. Robyn brings natural warmth, as well as a seasoned and soulful approach to every performance.