Ed and Jeanne Buckley

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA

21 June 2006

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I met Ed and Jeanne at the Bay Hotel in Camps bay and after becoming acquainted we set out on a cultural history tour as well as township visit

 

Even though it was a rainy day we stopped in at the Afrikaans language monument so as to become more acquainted with the history of South Africa as well as the language of Afrikaans

We moved onto Kayamandi and stopped in at Lily for lunch.

 

Lily with Jeanne and Ed in her kitchen

 

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Having fun with the dancers of Maskhane

 

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Luyanda takes Ed through the steps of a dance in the Ikamva Lethu (Our future) Centre

 

Drumming away with Luyanda

 

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Sharing pictures with the kids in Nosandile's shack home

 

Meeting up with Temba in his shack where he writes his own kwaito type music

 

Sharing musical stories with Temba

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Please click here to watch a video of Ed and Jeanne particpating in the St.Pauls Church service in Zone J.
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Overall we visited many other people as we moved through Kayamandi and before leaving the township we handed out "fruit for trash" to the children in the area.

After leaving Kayamandi we returned to Cape Town at about 21h00.

WHAT A GREAT AND WONDERFUL DAY!


Ed and Jeanne were a fabulous couple to be with while we went through the history of South Africa as well as visited the township of Kayamandi. They were very understanding and appreciative of the huge task South Africa and its peoples have ahead of it so a to become a world success. Being musically inclined they seemed to enjoy the music that the township and its people presented to us and  this in its own made our visit to Kayamandi not only enjoyable for them but for me too. Overall we had a wonderful day together which I do believe was as enjoyable to Jeanne and Ed as it was to me too.

THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL DAY

ED and JEANNE