From the very onset of our spirituality we have been a people of GREAT FAITH. In the African tradition there are many symbols of faith, but one is the Sankofa bird. The bird’s body is facing forward, but its head is looking backward, never to forget from whence it came.
We will hear 3 inspiring voices of resilient women and their challenge to us to keep the faith and never to forget the giants on whose shoulders we stand.
About ValLimar Jansen
ValLimar Jansen is a highly regarded storyteller, singer, cantor and recording artist. She is also a college professor, a leader of worship and prayer and a workshop presenter at conferences across the United States. Known especially for her work with gospel, contemporary Christian and gospel-jazz styles, she sings a wide range of music, including spirituals and traditional, organ-based choral music.
ValLimar has a long history of singing sacred music, starting from the age of five. She received most of her training in music and performance from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She holds professional degrees in the arts from California State University, San Bernardino, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
She co-author a one-woman musical about the life of Ethel Waters that received a special commendation from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and most recently released a one woman play on the life of Sr. Thea Bowman, “Sr. Thea Her Words and Song.”
ValLimar continues to travel throughout the country as a presenter at national conferences.