Composer Jamie K. Sims wrote the lovely, uplifting melody for this solo piano piece in the mid-’90s for a documentary short, “Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind.” It tells the story of Hasegawa, a global peace activist who became the president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom during the Vietnam War era. “She was very soft-spoken and humble but very strong in her belief and her actions,” Sims says. It took years for the film, by local director Janet Scagnelli, to be finished. Sims has a fascinating musical history dating back to her club days in New York, when she was frontwoman for underground rockers the Cosmopolitans. jamieksims.com.” - Brent Baldwin

Style Weekly Magazine

"After 20 Years Filmmakers Fulfill Story of Marii Hasegawa"    ” - Bill Lohmann

— Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Airplay for GWDK Theme

Women of Subtance Podcast #1296

The theme I wrote, "Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind," for the 2012 documentary "Marii Hasegawa: Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind" (seen on PBS and other venues) airs on WOSRadio podcast as part of their War and the Pursuit of Peace program. Marii Hasegawa was a remarkable Japanese-American peace activist who was held in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII.

"Terror-Bite Tango (aka Gettin' Down for the Count)" resurfaces for Halloween!

Your Device, Transylvania

The danceable soundtrack for your Halloween thrills. For monsters of any age.

Mothers of the Revolution film using The Cosmopolitans' "(How to Keep Your) Husband Happy"

New Zealand and the World

Briar March's film about the Cold War protest - the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp - titled "Mothers of the Revolution," will include the Cosmopolitans' song "(How to Keep Your) Husband Happy." The film is due out in the Fall of 2021.

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