After the success of the Respect the Chamoru People Rally in April, where more than 600 people gathered in Hagatna to show their support for the rights of the Chamorro people, Independent Guåhan is organizing “Songs of Freedom”, the first of its Na’lå’la’ Concert Series. The concert will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Adelup Field, and is free and open to the public.
Independent Guåhan is an organization that is committed to educating the island community about the importance of Guam’s decolonization and the possibilities, should it become an independent country. The organization has spent the past year organizing general assemblies, teach-ins, petition drives, coffee shop conversations and podcasts. This concert represents another phase in community outreach, using creative performances to inspire the island community to imagine a different future for Guam.
More than a dozen artists will be performing under the theme of “Music, Poetry, Knowledge and Freedom.” Confirmed performers include Difendi, Patrick Palomo, Shannon McManus, Stacia Guzman, Matt Sablan, JD Innawave, P.J. San Nicolas, Shane Root, Inetnon Gef På’go, Anthony Santos, Nichole Palao’an Trongko Quintanilla, Ryan Leon Guerrero and more. Each performance will connect to the overall theme of freedom, liberation, and working to create a better and more independent future for Guam. This reflects the spirit of “Na’lå’la’” or “to give life” in which the concert series is named. The concert is an expression of our determination to give life to a decolonized future. In addition to the live performances, there will also be informational booths, providing educational materials from various community groups.
For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua at (671) 988-7106, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.independentguahan.com.