Resistance Revival Chorus New York, NY
Launched in 2017 in response to the Trump presidency, the Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 60 women who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. The women range from Broadway performers, touring musicians, film and television actresses, solo recording artists, gospel singers, political activists and are led by Broadway singer and educator Abena Koomson-Davis. Representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds, and activist causes, the Resistance Revival Chorus prides itself on its diversity. The great artist and activist Harry Belafonte once said, “when the movement is strong, the music is strong.” In that spirit, the Resistance Revival Chorus hosts a series of regular musical events, Resistance Revival Nights, where the community gathers to rejuvenate our spirits and honor the protest songs that have historically been central to civil rights movements. We believe that art and culture are essential to changing hearts, minds, and history; and we commit to the principle that joy is in itself an act of resistance.
To date, Resistance Revival Chorus has performed with Kesha at the 2018 Grammy Awards, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, with Jim James, at Carnegie Hall with Philip Glass, Carly Simon, and Patti Smith, at SummerStage with Angelique Kidjo, at Babefest with Ani DiFranco, and with Natalie Merchant, to name a few.
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