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Between 2014 and 2016 the Ebola Virus epidemic raged in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The disease was spreading faster than the global health care community could fight it. It would take innovative measures to change the cultural practices which were responsible for spreading the virus such as music. In this episode we talk to Tropical Disease experts Colin Browne and Natalie Mounter from King's College Sierra Leone Partnership, Yasmie Al Kourdi from Médecins Sans Frontières and we listen to music by TYB Boyz, Jimmy B, Shadow, Block Jones and the song Africa Stop Ebola which features the Malian musicians Amadou & Mariam, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangaré and Kandia Kouyaté, the Guinean singers Mory Kante and Sia Tolno, the Ivorian reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly, the Congolese vocalist Barbara Kanam and the Senegalese rapper Didier Awadi.

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