Intercultural Journeys: Songs for Peace
Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change
This concert is performed with generous support from Alice L. George
Join us for an evening with the The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change, a group of four women devoted to spreading awareness about violence, especially violence against women, through traditional Liberian songs. Intensely sincere, soulful, and spiritual, the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change asks you to consider how music can heal you. They offer this performance in recognition of International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 8, 2015.
The newly-formed Liberian Women's Chorus for Change is composed of a core group of renowned singers and dancers from Liberia: Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete, and Tokay Tomah. These women have joined together to create music intended to name and lament the injustice of domestic violence, to encourage women to make their voices heard, and to pave possible ways forward. All award-winning vocalists, the musicians are using the power of their traditional songs as an inspirational call to action on pressing issues facing local Liberian and other African immigrant communities.
Read more about the chorus, and their healing response to last summer's tragic fire in a Liberian neighborhood of Southwest Philly, on NewsWorks.org.