The Resistance Revival Chorus (RRC) is a collective of more than 60 womxn, and non-binary protest singers, who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center womxn’s voices. Led by musical director Abena Coomson-Davis, the 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 was founded in the wake of the 2017 Women’s March. Their music centers around women in music and addresses how historically marginalized women have been in the music industry. They’ve backed Ke$ha at the GRAMMYS, performed on The Tonight Show with Jim James, sung Spanish lullabies to detained migrant children outside a New York holding facility, and been shouted-out on Twitter by hometown hero Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“When 38 women filed onstage, singing the gospel-standard-turned-civil-rights-anthem “Woke Up This Morning,” dressed in all white, clapping as they sang, I felt, for the first time in a long time, that thing so many of us have been unsuccessfully chasing. I felt hope.”
Joy is an act of resistance.