Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Aug 5: Chapter 9 Part 1 - The Harmonizing of Culture

After a relaxed start to the morning, Rob headed off to celebrate the baptism of a good friend's child. The rest of us visited the nearby traditional Swazi Cultural Village. We had an informative tour and learned about traditions, practices, and family relationships. We were then serenaded and entertained with singing and dancing. As we listened to the melodic tones and beautiful harmonies we found ourselves swaying, tapping our feet, and smiling. During the audience participation portion of the entertainment Mirella was chosen to demonstrate her sense of African rhythm. The program ended with more harmonies that were pleasing to soul.

We continued our experience with a nature walk to a nearby waterfall. On the way to and from a different chorus of sounds could be heard. The sounds of nature also stirred our souls.

Anya Malda 
DWC Participant 
August 2013, Swaziland

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