GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Abena performs with Natalie Merchant
Resistance Revival Chorus performs "Let It Be" at Carnegie Hall
"The New York City Chapter of The Resistance Revival Chorus then took the stage. The chorus is “a collective of more than 60 women, and non-binary singers, who join together to breathe song and joy into the resistance and to uplift and center women’s voices,” according to the Resistance Revival Chorus. The group performed The Beatles’ “Let It Be.” In doing so, they transformed the event into an interactive experience between the performer and the audience. They radically broke down all barriers between performer and viewer; between stage and seat.
They put their arms up to the sky, and audience members did the same. They danced, and the audience danced. The grand, wide-open room that is Carnegie Hall suddenly became one. They walked tall off the stage to a symphony of cheers, snaps, and the sudden shuffling of a standing ovation – The first of the night."
Woke Up This Morning
Abena Koomson Davis- Lead Vocal
Norah Jones - Backing Vocal
Amy Helm - Backing Vocal
John Medeski - Organ
Meshell Ndegeocello - Bass
Steve Jordan - Drums
Daniel Littleton - Guitar
THE JOY OF DIRECTION
Abena serves as Musical Director for the Resistance Revival Chorus.
The Resistance Revival is a regular series of musical events where we bring song to life in the spirit of collective joy and resistance. We aim to bring together, in community, a group of diverse artists to join in songs of resistance and protest with the foundation that JOY is an act of resistance! Our movement must be fueled by equal parts protest and culture. Music and protest songs have always been a hallmark of the great civil rights movements. We honor this tradition by uplifting these songs and creating new ones for the new resistance.