“Broken English,” by Marianne Faithfull, sung by Dorit Cypis

“Broken English,” by Marianne Faithfull, sung by Dorit Cypis

  • Source: Elana Mann
  • Year: 2011
  • Submitted by: Elana Mann



“Broken English” was the title track of Marianne Faithfull’s 1979 album and is an anti-Cold-War anthem. In 2011, Elana Mann made a recording of artist Dorit Cypis singing “Broken English” in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The recording was part of an exhibition titled “For more than one voice” (2011) at 323 projects.

Resonate-Reverberate-Roar (Re-Re-Roar) is a growing archive of original sounds that express an experimental, independent, and socially progressive spirit.  The sounds on Re-Re-Roar include field recordings, interviews, songs, speeches, experimental music, and more. Re-Re-Roar is a site for activ[ist] listening, with the purpose of distributing sounds of resistance to eager ears around the globe. Visitors are encouraged to add their own sounds of resistance to the archive through the website's submit function.

Re-Re-Roar originated from artist Elana Mann’s collection of sounds of resistance, which she began during the Iraq war in 2007 by recording commuters in Los Angeles and Iraq. The website was incubated during Mann's time as the 2013 Amy M. Sears artist-in-resident at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, amongst a group of peace activists from the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet & Consociates. Re-Re-Roar was designed by Roman Jaster and Nicole Jaffe, with production assistance from Reilo Dahl. For more about Elana Mann visit: elanamann.com