Arusha Project


4th of July
July 15, 2007, 8:36 am
Filed under: Abroad Program, Uncategorized

Yes, we still celebrated it, even half way across the world. We organized the festival in our backyard. We invited all of our local partner organizations to attend, as well as artists and performers. Our Tanzanian friends set up their crafts on our lawn and sold everything from Maasai jewelry, African carved wood and fabrics, to locally made natural soap and insect repellant for volunteers to take home with them.

 

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Our chefs and matrons cooked up a huge, delicious traditional Tanzanian meal for all the volunteers and guests, and as the sun set, our performers started their work. First up, a local group of child acrobats jumped on stage doing flips and contortions. Next, a traditional African dancing group accompanied by drummers took the stage with a variety of dances with origins in different parts of Tanzania. The night finished off with a small dance party. Although there weren’t any fireworks, we still had a very lively 4th of July bash.

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-Kaia

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Ohhhh Africa!!!
How I miss thee!
Great job Arusha Project!
Im using way to many exclamations!!!
Forgive me!!!
(tribal sound of excitment) lalalalala Yew!
!

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