Culture of AIDS in Africa Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts

ISBN-10: 0199744483

ISBN-13: 9780199744480

Edition: 2011

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Description: The Culture of AIDS in Africaenters into the many worlds of expression brought forth across this vast continent by the ravaging presence of HIV/AIDS. Africans and non-Africans, physicians and social scientists, journalists and documentarians share here a common and essential interest in understanding creative expression in crushing and uncertain times. They investigate and engage the social networks, power relationships, and cultural structures that enable the arts to convey messages of hope and healing, and of knowledge and good counsel to the wider community. And from Africa to the wider world, they bring intimate, inspiring portraits of the performers, artists, communities, and organizations that have shared with them their insights and the sense they have made of their lives and actions from deep within this devastating epidemic. Covering the wide expanse of the African continent, the 30 chapters include explorations of, for example, the use of music to cope with AIDS; the relationship between music, HIV/AIDS, and social change; visual approaches to HIV literacy; radio and television as tools for "edutainment;" several individual artists' confrontations with HIV/AIDS; various performance groups' response to the epidemic; combating HIV/AIDS with local cultural performance; and more. Source material, such as song lyrics and interviews, weaves throughout the collection, and contributions by editors Gregory Baz and Judah Cohen bookend the whole, to bring together a vast array of perspectives and sources into a nuanced and profoundly affective portrayal of the intricate relationship between HIV/AIDS and the arts in Africa.

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List price: $56.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

List of Abbreviations
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Culture of AIDS: Hope and Healing Through the Arts in Africa
Interlude: Singing for Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda
Born in Africa (1990): Documentary Transcript
Tears Run Dry: Coping with AIDS through Music in Zimbabwe
Singing in the Shadow of Death: African Musicians Respond to a Pandemic with Songs of Sorrow, Resistance, Advocacy, and Hope
Music, HIV/AIDS, and Social Change in Nairobi, Kenya
Interlude: Nyimbo za EDZI (Songs about AIDS)
Using Music to Combat AIDS and Other Public Health Issues in Malawi
Visual Approaches to HIV Literacy in South Africa
Ngoma Dialogue Circles {Ngoma-DiCe): Combating HIV/AIDS Using Local Cultural Performance in Kenya
Interlude: To Sing of AIDS in Uganda
HIV/AIDS Poster Campaigns in Malaw
Contemporary Uses of the Musical Arts in Botswana's HIV/AIDS Health Education Initiatives: The Case of the Radio Serial Drama Makgabaneng
We Are the Loudmouthed HIV-Positive People":" Siyayinqoha/Beat It" on South African Television
"C'est Le Wake Up! Africa": Two Case Studies of HIV/AIDSEdutainment Campaigns in Francophone Afric
Singing Songs of AIDS in Venda, South Africa: Performance, Pollution, and Ethnomusicology in a Neo-Liberal Setting
Interlude: "Let's Get Together"
Aesthetics and Activism: Gideon Mendel and the Politics of Photographing the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in South Africa
A Lady Who is an Akadongo Player: Singing Traditionally to Overturn Traditional Authority
"What Shall We Do?": Oliver Mtukudzi's Songs about HIV/AIDS
Swahili AIDS Plays: A Challenge to the Aristotelian Theory on Tragedy
Confronting AIDS Through Popular Music Cultures in Kenya: A Study of Princess Jully's "Duma Mbaya" Jack Nyadundo's "Ukirnwi," and Oduor Odhialo's "Nyakomollo"
Interlude: Grassroots Organizing and Celebrity Campaigns: The Arts and AIDS Activism in Morocco
Siphithemba We Give Hope: Song and Resilience in a South African Zulu HIV/AIDS Struggle
Young and Wise in Accra, Ghana: A Musical Response to AIDS
Singing as Social Order: The Expressive Economy of HIV/AIDS in Mbarara, Uganda
"I'm a Rich Man, How Can I Die?": Circus Performance as a Means of HIV/AIDS Education in Ethiopia
Interlude: Interview with VOLSET Youth Drama Group
Kwaito and the Culture of AIDS in South Africa
Positive Disturbance: Tafash, Twig, HIV/AIDS, and Hip Hop in Uganda
"Edzi Ndi Dolo" ("AIDS is Mighty"): Singing HIV/AIDS in Malawi, 1980-2008
Representing HIV/AIDS in Africa: Pluralist Photography and Local Empowerment
Postlude: A Tam-Tam for Africa: In Memoriam: Mamadou Konte (1945-2007)
About the Authors
References
Notes
Index
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