Music for Ebola awareness, prevention and training

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There is presently no cure or vaccine for Ebola. Awareness, education, and fundraising for prevention are absolutely critical. Music is a key technology. Music can spread urgent information - rapidly, socially, and with tremendous emotional power [1][2][3]

A Liberian hit song, "Ebola in Town" (interview with the artists) (click here for details), produced by partner Shadow (Samuel Morgan) and colleagues in Liberia, does all this. It has already been widely disseminated widely by global media and news outlets.

We now seek to:

  • Help the Liberian artists who created Ebola in Town, and others who have produced similar awareness-raising music, to further disseminate their musical messages around the world, for Ebola awareness, education, and health professional training.
  • Produce a North American remix of "Ebola in Town", broadening its audience, involving more musical partners, and raising funds for Ebola prevention and research.
  • Develop musical soundtracks supporting online Ebola training programs now under development at the University of Alberta and elsewhere
  • Develop live musical drama performances to disseminate and instill awareness about Ebola in rural Ghana.

Anyone who wishes to join or support these projects, please contact us... Michael Frishkopf Professor of Music, University of Alberta