• 01 Sep 2010 /  General Blogging 4 Comments

    Hey everyone,

    The pace is picking up as we prepare for the main event of the tour – The World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child Award Ceremony. We had an incredible rehearsal last night, from 12h30 till 00h00! The group held together well, and went home tired and excited.

    Siya gave us a scare when he said he had lost his performing costume! Luckly one of the staff members had found his bag and returned it to us.

    The group had the pleasure of meeting Graça Machel in Stockholm at the rehearsal. She had a conversation with the band, and seemed to really enjoy their music.

    Graça Machel in Stockholm

    Graça Machel in Stockholm

    Tonight the group will be meeting and performing for Queen Silvia of Sweden.

    Here is an introduction to the members of this years tour:

    Dudu ‘Duduzela’ Ndlovu age 16 – Herschel Girls High School

    This has been an amazing experience, nothing like I have ever done before. The group has become really close, and I have really enjoyed meeting new people. I have learnt so many skills over the past year in preparation for the tour. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Khanyi Swaartbooi age 15

    The trip has been great, we have been meeting a lot of new people and making friends. The best part of the trip for me has been shopping. I feel like the group is family now.

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    Songezo ‘Dj Songs’ Nogcazi age 20 – Camps Bay


    The trip has been fantastic. I have enjoyed every moment of it because we are a family and one group. A highlight of the trip for me was last night when we performed at the dinner and everyone loved our music.

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    Lusi Mlanjeni age 17 – Herschel

    The trip is amazing. It has been great to be able to chill with people from all over the world. A highlight for me has been getting to know the other members of the group. We now feel like family.

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    Caitlin Paulsen age 14

    Everything here is all good, and I like the weather because it is similar to Cape Town. My highlight of the trip so far has been shopping and spending time with the people from Brazil and Vietnam.

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    Tebogo ‘Tebza’ Marokane age 15 – Bishops

    I have been enjoying the trip very much. I have enjoyed being with other cultures and people from other countries. A highlight for me was going to Stockholm. It was great to see how people live here.

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    Siya ‘Blade’ Mapolisa age 15 – St. Josephs

    I am enjoying experiencing new cultures. A highlight for me was the tour to Stockholm and the welcoming dinner where we met all the people.

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    Carryn ‘chords, 2, 3, 4’ James age 16

    It’s really been fun, and I have met a lot of interesting people and I am really enjoying it. The highlight of my trip so far has been dancing with the Brazilian musicians. I would like to say high to mom, dad and Brad. I miss you all and will see you soon.

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    amaAmbush Abantwana 2010

    amaAmbush Abantwana 2010

    Peace

    Posted by amaAmbush @ 10:28 am

4 Responses

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  • Tracy Says:

    What an awesome blog post and what an awesome tour group! You guys are probably performing right now – thinking of you all! Woohoo!

  • Mum Says:

    Thinking of you while you perform as Tracy says “right now”. i am sure you are rocking their socks! The weather is freezing back in Cape Town so you will have to dress warmly on the trip back. Julia has been home all week but is trying to recover enough to write physics tomorrow. Tessa seems to be taking it all in her stride.
    Mum

  • Franklin Says:

    Hi Guys, meeting Graca Machel – Wow! This is a once in a life-time opportunity and you must make the most of it. Carry – Auntie Sam has picked on the link and is blown away. Brad is missing you the most – Have fun! Dad, Mum and Brad.

  • Brad Says:

    Hey Carry. Im really missing you Carry. Remember this opportunity only comes once. Make it happen. Remember my souvenier. PS: I Love You! Bradley is studying right now!

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