Since the 1980s, well over a hundred pop songs about HIV/AIDS were released -- mostly in the West. In my current A & U column, I write about an Eastern newcomer to the list -- "The Power To Be Strong," produced by a Thailand-based, international team.
The song is now the cornerstone of a worldwide HIV testing/safer sex awareness campaign. The haunting music video features a performance by internationally known actor/singer/songwriter/activist and entertainment reporter Nicholas Snow, who is living with HIV himself. The single was released earlier this year on iTunes, with the video premiering April 25 in Mumbai, India (with Hindi subtitles) and in Bangkok (with Thai subtitles) on July 15 in partnership with the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center.
Check out this life-changing song, and read my exclusive interview with Nicholas Snow, at A&U Mag