In one of many beautiful acts of solidarity at the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, musical artist Connie Lim (who goes by the stage name MILCK) organized seven surprise flash mobs for the thousands of people taking part in the march.
MILCK’s choice group #ICANTKEEPQUIET performed the song “Quiet” several times throughout the day. Lim put the flashmob together in the weeks leading up to January 21 after releasing the single that she’d written on January 13. The choir was composed of 26 women from Los Angeles and Washington D.C., who didn’t meet in person until the night before the march to rehearse the song.
Film and commercial director Alma Har’el stumbled across one of the flash mobs at the march on Saturday, and posted the video onto her Facebook page. It had been viewed more than 9 million times as of Monday afternoon.
“This song and it’s sentiment made me cry tears of relief the whole time I was filming it,” Har’el wrote. “The beauty and the harmony of their voices captured for me how women can come together to find their voice. I find it healing and empowering in the best possible way.”
MILCK also released a video of one of the performances on her Facebook page. “When we harmonize, they can’t divide us,” she wrote in the caption.
“Quiet,” is part of MILCK’s political album of the same name.