The Story Of The Monkey and The Fishes

This programme was part of the BBC Radio Four series, Headline Ballads.

The Story of the Monkey and the Fishes is told with a drum and the traditional thumb piano by storyteller Usifu Jalloh.
The story runs through the programme and is interwoven with personal testimonies of Sierra Leoneans who experienced the Ebola crisis at first hand. We hear from Ebola survivors, from a leader of a burial team, from a nurse who fought single handedly to keep a hospital running, from a man who ran the government’s emergency response room, and also from the children caught up in the crisis and now coping with its aftermath.