Alumnus musician “Leify Green” (Leif Huber) ’10, economics and modern languages & linguistics, will play a concert in Washington, D.C., next month to support Amnesty International. The Leify Green Conspiracy will play at Axum’s Lounge on October 12.
The concert will specifically support the Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) and the
General Agriculture and Plantation Workers Union’s (GAPWUZ) work to support
the civil and human rights of all Zimbabweans through grassroots activism.
“I believe in supporting human rights and those who struggle to defend them,” said Green. “That belief was a major influence in my decision to study Economics and Modern Languages in Cultures at UMBC, where I focused largely on economic development, particularly in Latin America. I am proud to play in support of Amnesty International and excited that my music is being used to further a cause I believe in.”
Since 2010, The Leify Green Conspiracy has independently released an EP, Give
Me A Push (recorded in UMBC’s own studios), that has sold over 1,000
copies. The band also includes former UMBC student Luke Solomon. Green has toured the United States extensively as a solo act. His latest single, Sweet On The Phone, will be available on iTunes and other digital stores on October 8th. For more information about the band, click here.