Readership: The Culture of AIDS in Africa will find widespread interest across fields: ethnomusicology, African studies, human rights, medicine, and the general public concerned about
the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and globally. Adoptions will be seen into graduate and undergraduate seminars.
Edited by Gregory Barz, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Vanderbilt University, and Judah Cohen, Professor of Jewish Culture, Indiana University
Gregory Barz is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Graduate Dept. of Religion, and African American Studies at Vanderbilt University. His publications include Singing for Life: Music and HIV/AIDS in Uganda (Routledge, 2005); Performing Religion: Negotiating Past and Present in Kwaya Music of Tanzania (Rodopi, 2003), and Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology, Second Edition (co-editor with Timothy
Cooley, OUP, 2008).
Judah Cohen is the Lou and Sybil Mervis Professor of Jewish Culture and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. He is the author of Through the Sands of Time: A History of the Jewish Community of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (Brandeis/University Press of New England, 2004).
1. The Culture of AIDS: Hope and Healing Through the Arts in Africa
Gregory Barz and Judah Cohen
2. Singing for Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda, CD liner notes
Part 1 - Reports from the Field
3. Born in Africa - Transcript
4. Tears Run Dry: Coping with AIDS through Music in Zimbabwe
5. Singing in the Shadow of Death: African Musicians Respond to a Pandemic with Songs of Sorrow, Resistance, Advocacy, and Hope
6. Music, HIV/AIDS, and Social Change in Nairobi, Kenya
Kathleen Van Buren
7. Song Lyrics from Nyimbo za Edzi [Songs about AIDS]
Part 2 - HIV/AIDS and the Arts: First Person
8. Using Music to Combat AIDS and Other Public Health Issues in Malawi
E. Jackson Allison, Jr., Lawrence H. Brown III, Susan E. Wilson
9. Visual Approaches to HIV Literacy in South Africa
10. Ngoma Dialogue Circles (Ngoma-DiCe): Combating HIV/AIDS Using Local African