Building Public Health Narratives through the music of Les Amazones d’Afrique

On 7th December, NYU's College of Global Public Health will convene the workshop 'Building Public Health Narratives through the Music of Les Amazones d'Afrique.' The event will be hosted by Professor Carlos Chirinos of the Music and Social Change Lab, and will encourage participants to contribute to develop one of the songs on the band's second album.

Please join NYU GPH’s Applied Global Public Health Initiative, Comms Academy and Steinhardt’s Music and Social Change Lab for this exciting workshop featuring music group Les Amazones d’Afrique.

This workshop will engage students in developing skills in public health storytelling to encourage behavior change and spread information about access to health services and education. Through the music of Les Amazones d’Afrique, the West African musical collective, students will work to develop narratives for one of their songs as they work on their second album.

For more details of the event, visit the NYU Global Public Health  website

Featured release

  • République Amazone

    Les Amazones d’Afrique

    Released 10 March 2017

    Les Amazones d'Afrique are an all-female collective of west African musicians campaigning for gender equality. They have been described as a supergroup, and the characterisation seems apt. Angélique Kidjo, Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Mariam Doumbia, Mariam Koné, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Nneka, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné hold a strong pedigree.

By Online Editor

Les Amazones d'Afrique at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018. Photo credit: JMA Photography.

Published on Tue, 04 December 18

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