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A group of well-known African musicians,including Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou and  Mariam, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Kandia Kora, Mory Kante, Sia Tolno, Barbara Kanam and rappers Didier Awadi, Marcus (from the band Banlieuz’Arts) and Mokobe, have recorded and released a song titled  “Africa Stop Ebola”  to raise money and awareness about the deadly Ebola virus. All profits from the song go to the nonprofit group Doctors Without Borders The artists are singing in French since it is the language of the regions most affected by Ebola in Africa. The song is part of the campaign #AfricaStopEbola and can be downloaded on iTunes.

African musicians record ‘Africa Stop Ebola’

Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.