The Analyst (Monrovia)

4 January 2013

Liberia: Julie Endee Adores Fallen Culture Icon - Says Peter 'Flomo' Ballah's Legacy Will Live On

The historic Providence Island in Monrovia will come alive this Saturday with cultural performances in honor of the late culture icon, Peter Ballah alias Flomo.

Making the disclosure, Liberia's Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee said though dead the Flomo will live on in the transformation of Liberia's cultural heritage and traditional values.

Speaking in an interview with reporters in Monrovia yesterday, Ambassador Juli Endee said the late Flomo has made tremendous contributions to the ongoing peace process through his artistic performances that serve as tools to heal the wounds of Liberians.

The cultural extravaganza in honor of the fallen great culture icon is expected to be graced by an array of Liberian artists including musicians, cultural dancers, writers, movie actors, fine arts, art and craft practitioners, the Liberian cultural Ambassador noted that the event will mark the re-birth cultural and musical activities at Providence Island.

Amb. Endee said while the Liberian entertainment industry faces great challenges, Peter Ballah will always be remembered by all Liberians for contributing positively to the improvement of culture.

According to Ambassador Endee, there were several components in the cultural sector of the country and Liberians were now being educated to those cultural components by embracing each others in various areas of participation into national development.

The culture ambassador noted that Liberia has since embarked on a new course of cultural appreciation with both the Liberia National Traditional Council playing a major role across the country.

Ambassador Julie Endee who is the head of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace concluded by emphasizing that the death of the Mr. Flomo was great loss to the people of Liberia, stressing that Liberians needed to see the contributions of the cultural icon to increase their participation in the transformation of the Liberian society so as to keep the Liberian state at the top of African Continent and the world.

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