When hip-hop saves lives: UNESCO, i4Policy, UNHCR join forces in #DontGoViral campaign to fight infodemic around COVID-19
“The success of the DontGoViral campaign underlines the resilience and creativity of women and men on the African Continent to harness the power of cultural diversity to effectively combat the infodemic that is proving to be just as viral as the pandemic itself. Their contributions highlight the fact that cultural players are a much-needed part of the solution,” said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO.
Read more here: https://en.unesco.org/news/when-hip-hop-saves-lives-unesco-i4policy-unhcr-join-forces-dontgoviral-campaign-fight-infodemic?fbclid=IwAR04T46gUMwV4bRx6TXXJwff_ZlPa8cvgS-a2UQFNLnbbb7vpt8C8pM0AnM
Iraqis turn to sketches and songs to contain virus
Yahoo News: In one skit from the parody adaptation of the long-running Syrian TV drama, ‘Bab al-Hara’, the show’s main character Abu Issam, played by Iraqi artist Mohammad Qassem, scolds his son to ‘put on your mask!’
Read more here: https://news.yahoo.com/iraqis-turn-sketches-songs-contain-virus-030931227.html?guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAIBNALyILiWHf370g6TCXVJWh8LwAOFLs5Dy728KTptuuixA81Nm0k1AR3I6KVQ2b58oqG49Zjk5joiB_c987NAa43na9YVGacHzLHw6c3C53lOC9qEfFba3sARO_ijlTDvnxBfI2zHxh3uaLWZ9aCcM6GWGhL29oUAmTF6bcqI2
UNICEF: Song by Angelique Kidjo to raise awarness about coronavirus
Once called the “world’s most defiantly joyful song”, Miriam Makeba’s ‘Pata Pata’ has been re-recorded by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo, to spread information and hope in a time of Coronavirus.
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/unicef/miriam-makebas-pata-pata-by-goodwill-ambassador-angelique-kidjo/s-Hf3SNDxwBZ7?fbclid=IwAR0ThVQzbOJIkhx5qXWVYMIgKNKI7WuhxrvOSIlcu_JQ-CLsuwKAcNP1OT0
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