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.
This free outdoor concert — presented in collaboration with the Philadelphia Folklore Project — will celebrate Liberian Independence Day on July 26. Bring a blanket to enjoy the music from the Gingko Lawn at Bartram’s Garden.