music with a message
Diali Cissokho and Kairaba played at the Station last night as part of a benefit show for the Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS project. Jon Haas wrote an eloquent and powerful statement about the mission and meaning of the project:
Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS is foremost a piece of art, exploring complex issues of stigma, loss, and perseverance. Its aim is to inspire a cross-cultural dialogue about AIDS, one that is ultimately hopeful. Each song is a musical reflection of a real person and their personal story, pioneering a new way to communicate the human experience of AIDS.
Photo taken on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.