BUCHANAN, Grand Bassa – Juli Endee has launched her new album in Grand Bassa as she hits her fifth county in a nationwide tour.
Endee, the executive director of the Crusaders for Peace who also serves as the cultural ambassador of Liberia, also launched a new peace dance along with her ‘Prevenient Grace’ album.
“That dance is a Liberian dance, created by Liberians and we want the world to adopt that dance, so that dance will go a long way,” she said.
Endee said with the nationwide musical tour, she hopes to teach Liberians the peace and reconciliation dance and to help foster peace among citizens of Liberia.
“The peace that we now enjoy, we must maintain it, and with peace, there will be development with lots of love and unity to reconcile our people,” she said. “We can only build Liberia through peace and music plays [a] major role.”
Traditional leaders and local county officials of Bomi, Margibi, Bong, and Nimba were taught Endee’s new dance. They will now serve as ambassadors to spread the dance.
Endee’s album contains 20 songs which she said were prepared over the past 10 years and were mostly recorded in Nigeria, along with their corresponding music videos.
Attendees of the Sunday program who came from the various districts of Grand Bassa paid L$100 (US$0.62) for admission. The program had several giveaways of the newly launched album, t-shirts, and other gifts.
Local musicians were also present at the program, including Prince Trokon Zeon alias T. Crack and Stephen Giahdyu, who performed their songs.
Additionally, Semah Weefur, the blind boy who sang along with Nigerian musical icon Flavour N’abania, performed two of his songs.
Traditional leaders and local government officials from Margibi, Nimba, and Grand Bassa were also present at the program.
The concert was preceded by a football tournament at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium, with four high schools in Buchanan participating.
Endee said she had already launched similar activities in Nimba, Bong, Margibi, and Bomi. The next county she plans to target is Montserrado.
The assistant foreign minister for American affairs, Maxwell Vah, launched the program and commended Endee for using music to foster peace and reconciliation among the people of Liberia.
Featured photo by Sampson David.