“Na’lå’la’: Songs of Freedom The Remix” concert July 28

by Independent Guåhan
Stripes Guam

July 11, 2018 – Independent Guåhan has scheduled their upcoming concert “Na’lå’la’: Songs of Freedom The Remix” for July 28th from 3 - 6 P.M. at Adelup. This concert was originally scheduled for July 4th, but postponed due to a tropical storm passing through the region. This event is free and open to the public and meant to provide a space for creative reflection on Guåhan’s current political and the need to change it.

Independent Guåhan is an organization that is committed to educating the island community about the importance of Guåhan’s decolonization and the possibilities should it become an independent country. The organization has spent the past two years organizing General Assemblies, village meetings, teach-ins, petition drives, coffee shop conversations and podcasts. The Na’lå’la’ concert series represents another strategy for educating the people of Guåhan about their political future, through the use of art, poetry and music.

A dozen young artists and bands will be performing under the theme of “Music, Poetry, Knowledge and Freedom.” Confirmed performers include Ben “Lamlam” San Nicolas, Maseha Håfa, Trey Cunningham, JDinnaWAVE, Primitiva Muña, Melvin Won Pat-Borja and others. Each performance will connect to the overall theme of freedom, liberation and the working to create a better, and more independent future for Guåhan. In addition to the live performances, there will be informational booths, providing educational materials from various community groups.

Each July, the island commemorates a number of historical holidays, but so long as Guåhan remains a colony, IG encourages all to use this month to decolonize its future.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua at (671) 988-7106, email independentguahan@gmail.com.

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