Voices from the CareForce
From 2011-2017, Marisa Morán Jahn interviewed over 100 domestic workers across America who shared their stories, songs, and skills. This album features four of these songs which Jahn paired with women musicians and DJs to remix into danceable tracks. With caregivers and choreographers, Jahn then created four dances that narrate the movement and history for domestic workers’ rights. These dances have been “performed” at rallies, marches, worker centers, museums, and universities.
Produced by Marisa Morán Jahn, 2017; Featuring the voices of Anya Krawcheck, Aquilina Soriano Versoza, Guillermina Castellanos, Narbada Chetri, and participants at a Domestic Workers United rally. Musicians include Diana Nucera (aka Mother Cyborg) with Tris Taylor (aka Benbo), Marijke Jorritsma (aka Breezy Nix).
A subsequent video, “CareForce Disco”, explores the relationship between ergonomics and domestic work. Domestic work involves repetitive tasks, heavy lifting, and greater exposure to those with illnesses. Despite this disproportionate exposure to workplace hazards, current labor laws exclude most forms of domestic work. As explored in the video, the songs and dance that Jahn created with her collaborators make care work visible.