This should be the Christmas World No.1 - So sensitively done. I have never heard anything like it. It is telling all those in West Africa to trust the Doctors. Make sure to wash your hands. Don't shake hands with others. Don't touch the bodies. Listen to the Health Authorities.....This could wipe out half the Continent. This is serious indeed. Such authentic sadness for their dearly departed so let us send more medical supplies and staff. This highlights the differences in Western Culture to West African Culture, the musicians are guides to the population. Those whose music lies so deeply in the hearts of the people, so they have used their positions of influence with such wisdom and intelligence. Much RESPECT to all those that took part in this call out for the peoples of West Africa.
Sadly people in the Western world are still ignorant of many aspects of Africa and are motivated by style over content. They are still unwilling to find the root cause of their ignorance. We are in a period of transition and trying to unchain those in the West out of their mental slavery. The music of Africa is for the benefit of the people not the individual therefore this is alien to a Western Culture. Regardless, this is a positive leap forward and fabulous to see that the musicians are doing their upmost for those countries effected.
Here is a powerful message from HOTT FM from Liberia
Here is a good perspective with Damon Albarn and Afel Bocoum in an interview on Channel 4
Just imagine for one second just how frightening it would be to be told you tested positive for EBOLA. It is heart sinkingly shocking. Let our hearts be with all those effected and to the people who have to face these terrorifying months ahead. If you wish to send money go to MSF UK | http://www.msf.org.uk/
How do I protect myself against Ebola?
- Wash your hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid contact with the blood and body fluids of any person, particularly someone who is sick.
- Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids.
- Do not touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
- Do not touch bats and nonhuman primates (apes and monkeys) or their blood and fluids and do not touch or eat raw meat prepared from these animals.
- Avoid facilities in West Africa where Ebola patients are being treated. The U.S. Embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on medical facilities.
- Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever,
fatigue, headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, or
unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Limit your contact with other people until and when you go to the doctor. Do not travel anywhere else besides a healthcare facility.
For general information about Ebola, please use the links below:CDC has issued a Warning, Level 3 travel notice for U.S. citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. An Alert, Level 2 travel notice has also been issued for travelers to Mali, where a cluster of cases has been reported. CDC advises travelers to Mali to practice enhanced precautions and protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick because of the possibility they may be sick with Ebola. An Alert, Level 2 travel notice is also in effect for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a small number of Ebola cases have been reported that are not related to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. For travel notices and other information for travelers, visit the Travelers’ Health Ebola web page.