ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK
WOMEN IN MUSIC
"Joy is an act of resistance"
WHO WE ARE
The Resistance Revival Chorus (RRC) is a collective of more than 60 women, and non-binary singers, who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices.
MUSICIANS EXPLORING ACTIVISM AND ACTIVISTS EXPLORING MUSIC
Chorus members are touring musicians, film and television actors, Broadway performers, solo recording artists, gospel singers, political activists, educators, filmmakers, artists, and more, representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds, and activist causes. The RRC centers women in music, and addresses how historically marginalized women have been in the music industry.
Written in a time of turmoil and uncertainty on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections. ReSister, Treya Lam is backed by the Resistance Revival Chorus to sing a message which could not be more timely today.
The RRC has been honored to perform with Kesha at the 2018 Grammys, on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, with Jim James, on Saturday Night Live with Nathaniel Rateliff, at Carnegie Hall with Phillip Glass, Carly Simon, and Patti Smith, at SummerStage with Angelique Kidjo, at Town Hall with Valerie June, at The Apollo to celebrate Harry Belafonte's 93rd birthday, at Babefest with Ani DiFranco, with Natalie Merchant, with Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner from The National, Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes, and with Margo Price and Chaka Khan at Newport Folk Festival after opening the 2021 edition of Newport. The RRC appeared at Outside Lands, 2021, and were the subject of Tribeca Film Festival documentary short, RESIST. We performed at fashion designer Gabriela Hearst's Spring/Summer 2023 New York Fashion Week show. The RRC curated and performed at a show co-created with The Public Theater, held at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park featuring musicians and actors such as Valerie June and Indya Moore. We performed at the Roots Picnic festival in Philadelphia, 2019, as well as two TedX events. The RRC was honored by Auburn Seminary at the Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit in 2018. We have also collaborated on a collection with Lingua Franca, and opened the 46th Presidential Inauguration virtual program.
CREATE YOUR OWN CHORUS!
The Resistance Revival Chorus is meant to be recreated all across the country and world. We have sibling choruses in Atlanta; San Diego; Riverside, Calif.; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Ore.; and more!
Check out this toolkit to help you organize your own chorus in your city.
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"The more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change"