From Ghana, with some great stuff (part II)

July 15, 2006 at 7:28 pm 2 comments

Click here for details. And for those among you who thought Bebe Cool, Chameleon, Gae, Blue 3 and such others were the only contemporary faces of Ugandan popular culture, you will want to think again. There is also this moving story from Kenya.

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Entry filed under: Africa, Culture, Economics, HIV / Aids, Kenya, Literature, Media, Missions, Religion, Society, World.

Ravi into Kenya, Africa soon… Crashed beyond recognition

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  • 1. John Powers  |  July 16, 2006 at 5:56 am

    Kenyan Analyst, you often make me smile:-)

    I’m pleased that you point to these stories. It’s nice to see the write-up about Samite Mulondo and Musicians for World Harmony. Most of us deep down want to discover ways to live in harmony and Samite is a good teacher. Regarding the post about the generosity of Kenyan school children here’s a link to a recent article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06190/704222-109.stm

    There is a song children sometimes sing “The Magic Penny” in it a magic penny is a metaphor for love: the more you spend it the more you’ll have.

    There are so many pitfalls; aid programs that succeed in enriching a few, even aid that seems to protract social conflicts. So it’s very important to be alert to the pitfalls and to talk about them. But what deeply saddens me is when cynicism takes hold and all loving compassion is viewed with scorn. What a tragedy. All we ever really have is each other as the parable of the Prodigal Son reminds us.

    Samite works with children worldwide. But adults can participate in the reunion of people all over the globe too. It seems to me that love is a unity; so there’s not much difference between helping a neighbor and helping someone an ocean away. And it doesn’t take a millionaire. The children in Pittsburgh collected pennies, and in Kenya a small bag of corn. They all became the richer for it.

    Thanks for the songs of harmony you sing.

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  • 2. Kenyan Analyst  |  July 25, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    John –
    Pardon me, I’ve been horrible with my site lately!
    Your comment was just about to be trashed as spam before I retrieved it…but I lost several others.
    I recommend you go to http://www.obaasema.com for indepth details on the stories you are reffering to.
    I’m on the fast lane.
    Let’s talk more sometime next month.
    Regards,
    Jesse.

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