upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Marie Nyenabo

Marie nyenbo by kenzie green5 web ready Marie nyenabo by jj tiziou web Marie nyenabo by jj tiziou
(1) by Kenzie Green (2) by JJ Tiziou (3) by JJ Tiziou

Marie Nyenabo is a singer and dancer from Liberia. Since immigrating to the United States, she's used the power of traditional Liberian songs and dances to address inter-ethnic conflict and other post-war issues in Liberian immigrant communities around the country. This is a continuation of her work in her homeland, where, as a singer, dancer and recording artist, she worked for disarmament and reconciliation during and after Liberia's civil wars in the 1990s and early 2000s. In Philadelphia, Marie performs at Liberian community events as a soloist and also as part of the Liberian Women's Chorus for Change, a group that inspires dialogue and action around violence in the home and other pressing contemporary concerns.

APPLY FOR A

Leeway grant?

Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in Greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
06/246:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Leeway x Icebox Residency: Lineages and Routes Artist Talk

A conversation on process and study with diasporic artists Marie Alarcón (WOO '18, ACG '09), Petra Floyd, Naya, Wit López (ACG '18), and Jennifer Turnbull (ACG '09) of SWARM. 

[learn more]

06/297:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Leeway x Icebox Residency: No/New Rites Culminating Performance

An evening of new performances by Marie Alarcón in collaboration with SWARM, Petra Floyd, Wit López, and Naya

[learn more]