Live From The Field

Bagamoyo is so less electricity dependant than the west. As we spend our second night here with no electricity, and not knowing when it will come back on, my daughter and I enjoy a warm candlelit evening to the sound of percussion and chanting bellowing in from the streets below (more often than not drums and dancing are symbiotic). Dancing is so common over here, mixed with the rhythm of the drum it is hypnotically uplifting to hear and watch. I am reminded of a quote a volunteer in Hobart that I worked with used as her email signature,I am not sure who said it but it went something like this, “if I can’t dance I don’t want this revolution”.

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