December 4, 2010

sanna, sannanina

We have been preparing for our new video over the last few weeks. We have been working on a South African Freedom Song called "Sanna, Sannanina". This is one of the songs that was sung at gatherings of South African Blacks as they fought for political freedom.

We have also been working on our "shakers". The shakers are made from oatmeal boxes filled with beans, macaroni or rice and covered with original art by the kids.

The introduction to the song is done by Leif (who turns 6 today!) and the camera man is our teaching assistant Leo. Buy the way, when I got to class today one of the little girls told me she had seen Leo "9 times today". Leo is becoming quite the celeb with our Folk Music Class this year. Enjoy our video!