Our Recovery from Ebola: The Artist’s Role (3)

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Ebola means disconnection and isolation. How we miss embracing our friends and distant loved ones in this time of, “Don’t touch. Stay away from gatherings”. Can we only communicate via phone? No!

Our artists can remind us of the comfort of Unity when isolation fills us with loneliness. Liberian musicians have written Songs and more Songs about the dangers of Ebola. We needed that. Now we need to hear Songs of how we are defeating Ebola; of how we are empowered with our new knowledge about Ebola; our victories over Ebola and how we will continue fighting until it is no longer a threat. As we listen to this Unifying Music, we will connect with it, join in the Song and even Dance to the Rhythm. It’s the Unity of spirit Music brings and feelings of loneliness and isolation are chased from our hearts. While this new Music is recorded, let our visual Artists make us fall in love with ourselves again. We need to connect with the beauty and strength of our land and Culture as many of our foreign concessionaires and foreign business people do. They are not moanin’ and groanin’ like us. They are movin’ and groovin’ – doing more business and making more money than ever.

Our visual Artists must create for us and present to us our own Art. It must be made available to us and it must be affordable. Then every Liberian will be able to own some Liberian Art work. We are blessed that some Liberians already know that the world market for African Art is soaring upwards as we speak. And some wise Liberians are even ahead of the foreign investors procuring these precious works of Art.

Artists! Let’s spark this recovery! Let’s have a “Recovery Exhibition!” 

 

No need for plenty people to gather at once. People come at their own time and do their part to spark this recovery. The “Recovery Exhibition” where everyone can own a beautiful piece of themselves.

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