Marcelle Davies-Lashley / Liberian Girl in Brooklyn
Liberian Girl in Brooklyn
Created by Marcelle Davies-Lashley
January 31 at 8:30pm
February 1 at 7pm
February 2 at 8:30pm
All performances will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.
Liberian Girl in Brooklyn is a little bit of Marcelle’s life and family history. Through dance music and drama it will explores the experiences of her grandmother who was a Christian missionary in Liberia, West Africa and in turn her mother and two of her siblings who were born on that mission. Now a performing artist, the “Liberian Girl” is awaiting her first trip home to sing at the very mission her grandparents served at. She is the 3rd generation singer in the organization where her mother was raised with her Christian beliefs. Singing, drums, dance and the songs of American and West Africa shape this piece.
About the Artist
Marcelle Davies-Lashley a Brooklyn native and baby of seven children born to West African parents from Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively is a psalmist extraordinaire. She began singing lead in the church choir at the age of 5 and never stopped, performing as a musical theater artist throughout her childhood. The sultry sound of the warm musical instrument of her voice will melt your heart and feed your soul. Marcelle has travelled to five of seven continents soothing and exciting the world in melody and song with a stage presence and sincerity that is mesmerizing.
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Photo credit: Desdemona Burgin