Out­break in­spires art

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LIBERIA’S artists have con­fronted the ill­ness through their work, which in­cludes:

White Ebola, a po­lit­i­cal song by Mr Mon­rovia, AG Da Profit and Daddy Cool, cen­tred on the gen­eral mis­trust of for­eign­ers.

Ebola In Town, a dance tune by a group of West African rap­pers. D-12, Shadow and Kuzzy Of 2 Kings warn peo­ple of the dan­gers of the virus.

They made up a dance in which no body con­tact is re­quired – a rare oc­cur­rence in African dance.

But some health-care work­ers had con­cerns that the Ebola In Town song’s warn­ing “don’t touch your friend” could worsen the stigma.

Sene­galese rap­per Xu­man par­o­died Ri­hanna’s Um­brella in Ebola

est là (Ebola is here). The song’s lyrics warn lo­cals: “The dis­ease is among our neigh­bours, Liberi­ans and Guineans.” The track was a hit.

Ebola Is Real is a hip hop tune done in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Liberian artists F.A., Soul Fresh, DenG, Adol­phus Scott (a Liberian com­mu­ni­ca­tion spe­cial­ist for Unicef) and Liberia’s Min­istry of Health and So­cial Wel­fare.

In Au­gust, foot­ball su­per­star George Weah and Ghana­ian mu­si­cian Sid­ney pro­duced a song to raise aware­ness about Ebola.

The pro­ceeds from the track were do­nated to the Liberian Health Min­istry. – Wikipedia

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