In a musical message to spread awareness about HIV prevention and zero discrimination against HIV patients in India, noted Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté and renowned Indian slide guitar player Pt Vishwamohan Bhatt have collaborated to hold a concert in the Capital tomorrow.
Organised by UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) and ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations), the concert will see Diabaté, also a UNAIDS goodwill ambassador, play kora, a 21-string bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa, to belt out some mesmerising melodies.
He uses music as a tool to spread important messages on HIV prevention. "We are proud to bring together two Grammy winners, who will advocate through music on the eve of World Aids Day and end of stigma associated with HIV," says Charles Gilks, country coordinator, UNAIDS.
This Malian kora player has been involved in cross-cultural collaborations with genres as diverse as flamenco, blues and jazz. He won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album for 'In the Heart of the Moon' which he collaborated with fellow Malian singer Ali Farka Touré.
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