Article, Every Three Children: Carol Ann Weaver debuts musica tribute to African AIDS victims

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This article appeared in the University of Waterloo’s research publication, Arts Research Update, in March 2006. The article describes Carol Ann Weaver’s ‘Africa Project’, for which she directs a University research team that gathers information on the topic of AIDS in Africa. She then uses this information to create her own series of musical responses that express the human element of this tragedy, combining “story, song, music, and pre-recorded soundscape in what promises to be a moving tribute to those suffering amid this crisis.” Through a detailed description of her research methods in this article, her individual involvement in the cause becomes evident: “An authentic response to such a crisis requires this level of personal engagement,” she explains. From gathering field recordings of children singing during her visits to Africa, to forging partnerships with political figures such as Stephen Lewis, the UN’s Special Envoy for AIDS/HIV in Africa, she is evidently making strides in interdisciplinary musical research.

Credits:Angela Roorda, University of Waterloo Arts Research Update, Volume 2, Issue 7, March 2006.
Subject:Carol Ann Weaver | Every Three Children | AIDS | Africa
Related People:Carol Ann WeaverCarol Ann Weaver
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Created DateMar 2006
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