Intercultural Journeys presents The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
International House Philadephia 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

“How can songs help a community work through hardship?” That’s what the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will ask you to consider on March 6, 2015, as they take the stage in the fourth concert in the Songs for Peace season. The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change was formed by four women who met up once again in Philadelphia following the tumultuous civil wars in Liberia that forced them to leave their homes. Well-known recording artists and performers in Liberia, the women came together here through an initiative of the Philadelphia Folklore Project. With major support from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, the Chorus is committed to inspiring awareness and dialogue about domestic violence and other contemporary problems facing Liberian and other African immigrant communities in the Philadelphia region. Chorus members Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete and Tokay Tomah will present a variety of traditional and newly-composed songs with drum accompaniment. This performance is a registered event of International Women's Day (taking place annually on March 8).

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