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Disability Inclusion Music Video

Dancing through the streets of Zambia, R&B singer John Chiti, executive director of the Albinism Foundation of Zambia, encourages persons with disabilities to take precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include washing your hands and social distancing. He reminds viewers that everyone is impacted by the pandemic, whether they have been infected or not. The video was produced by the Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia, which has been providing services to adults and children with disabilities for the last 45 years. It urges government officials and others to make information about the pandemic more accessible.

Photo of John Chiti.

Filmmaker: John Chiti

R&B singer John Chiti is the executive director of the Albinism Foundation of Zambia (AFZ). The musician, who counts a former first lady and president of Zambia among his fans, has produced two songs about the coronavirus to raise awareness of its impact on persons with disabilities.

Chiti is one of Zambia's most prominent people with albinism. He has used his music to educate people about this genetic disorder in which there is little to no production of a pigment called melanin. This pigment determines the color of someone's skin, hair, and eyes. Chiti is open about the discrimination he's faced as a person with albinism. Today, he is a household name in Zambia. He is married with two children.

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