The late Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda knew that speeches were not the only way to deliver messages. He was known for making statements through songs – like the 11 tracks on his 2005 album We Shall Fight HIV/AIDS. In the first cut, “Nkondo (This Is War),” he half-sang, half-chanted in his folksy, unvarnished baritone, alternating between the local language Bemba and English: “Children of Africa … Remember, prevention is better than cure. Remember, abstinence is a service to God. If you can’t abstain, remember to use a condom.” The gentle, danceable songs delivered a message that is still relevant (although the idea of abstinence as a sole preventive measure has been sharply criticized). But the album seemingly vanished without a trace – until a nonprofit organization and group of young musicians decided to search for it to bring back the president’s urgings on combating HIV/AIDS. Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda plays the guitar at a workshop in Lusaka on November 10, 2000.