How To Dance
“How to Dance” has been produced by HIV positive children and adolescents from Africaid’s Zvandiri programme in Harare, Zimbabwe. This project was made possible through the Auxilla Chimusoro Alumni award from PEPFAR in January 2013. This award is given annually in memory of a courageous woman who was the first Zimbabwean woman to speak out bravely about her HIV status in the 1980’s.
Children and adolescents from Zvandiri have used this award to follow in Auxilla’s footsteps by also speaking out through their own song and DVD. For the first time, a group of HIV positive children and adolescents have come out publicly to describe the way in which they have learned “how to dance in the storm”, despite the challenges in their lives. As young people living with HIV, they call for zero HIV-related deaths, zero new HIV infections and zero stigma. Uniquely, they have been joined by a superband of Zimbabwean musicians who have helped them to turn their message in to a world class track and performance.
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- Lead Artist: Rina Mushonga
- Artists: Mokoomba, Ba Shupi, Edith We Uthonga, Blackbird, Dizzy Don, Zimfellas, Zvandiri, Ammara Brown & Arundel School Choir
- Production: Nicola Willis, Sue Powell, Anna Miller, The Book Cafe, Di Robson
- Director and Camera: Linette Frewin
- Post-production: Simon de Swardt
- Recording Engineer: Vusa Moyo
- Mixed by: David Gleeson and Marc ‘Archie’ Arciero
- Illustration and DVD design: Marieke Ubbink
- Photography: Andreas Keller
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