Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change using music to heal in Southwest Philly

There are approximately 15,000 Liberian immigrants in Philadelphia. Their presence became painfully visible when a fire ripped through several rowhouses in Southwest Philadelphia, leaving four children dead and dozens of families homeless and grieving.  

Everyday life for this community is as hard as that of other African immigrants, but  aggravated by the legacy of 14 years of armed conflicts in Liberia. One group of Liberian singers is using traditional and new songs, as well as dramatic skits, to help their fellow immigrants navigate life here.


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