Fatu Gayflor

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Fatu Gayflor is the artistic director of the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change in Philadelphia. In this episode, Fatu tells her story of singing in refugee camps in Africa, immigrating to the United States, and how she uses music to cope with the loss of her son during the Liberian Civil War. She explains the powerful work that the chorus does to listen to community members and generate space for dialogue surrounding many issues facing the Liberian community, specifically domestic violence. This episode includes a conversation about musical healing in the time of the Coronavirus, where domestic violence has been labeled a “shadow pandemic.” Listen to this episode to learn how Fatu utilizes music to create a calming, healing space, grounded in joy, for herself and others.

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