Below is an unbelievable video of Pres. Bush dancing and thumping a djembe with the KanKouran West African Dance Company (surely a first of some kind). It was part of a Rose Garden event to mark Malaria Awareness Day. (Click here for USA Today article)
The event was part of a major global malaria eradication effort (certainly a worthy cause) that aims to cut in half the disease's mortality rate in targeted nations: Angola, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali and Zambia.
The mosquito-borne disease claims a million lives a year and is the leading cause of death of African children under age 5 -- but it is preventable! Mosquito netting is a big part of the solution.
One place you can help MAKE A DIFFERENCE in this fight is by donating or getting involved at: Nothing But Nets (https://www.nothingbutnets.net/)
BUSH MEETS GUINEAN MUSICIANS (Malaria Awareness Day):
NOTHING BUT NETS (You Can Help Fight Malaria):