More Afri-con: The Circumcision Song

The ‘Circumcision Song’ Hits Airwaves Across Africa Thanks to Bill Gates’ Funding

by Danelle Frisbie

“It is difficult for me to temper the sick feeling rising up as I listen to the lyrics of this 8 1/2 minute recording and picture the multitudes of African men (and their unknowing partners) who are being blindly hoodwinked by the new “Circumcision Song” playing everywhere that money will buy air time across southern Africa.

Production and recording of the song was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is performed by three of Africa’s well known musicians – legendary singer/guitarist, Oliver Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe, and pop stars, Winky Dee, also of Zimbabwe, and Vee from Botswana. Backup musicians for the song were gathered and coached by Kumbirai Chatora from PSI/Zimbabwe. PSI and the Champions for an HIV Free Generation in Botswana coordinated production and recording (including the final choice of lyrics).”

Word fail me. Rest of article, with recording and related links

http://www.drmomma.org/2011/12/circumcision-song-hits-airwaves-across.html

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