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Music and the ecology of fear: Kanyeleng women performers and Ebola prevention in the Gambia

McConnell, Bonnie; Darboe, Buba


This article examines the contributions of kanyeleng (female fertility society) musicians to Ebola prevention in The Gambia, drawing on ethnographic research with performers and health workers, and offering analysis of performances. Contrasting with public-health programs that present African culture as an obstacle, kanyeleng performers’ participation in Ebola prevention in The Gambia provides a model for more inclusive social mobilization and communication, grounded in cultural strengths....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Africa Today
DOI: 10.2979/africatoday.63.3.03
Access Rights: Open Access


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