• 02 Sep 2010 /  General Blogging 8 Comments

    Hi everyone,

    The World Childrens Prize for the Rights of the Child 10 year anniversary ceremony was a resounding success.

    We arrived at the incredible Stockholm City Hall at around 12h00 and everyone got into their costumes.

    amaAmbush Abantwana

    amaAmbush Abantwana


    We did a final run through, and went to wait backstage. The energy was incredible.

    The ceremony went very well. It was too dark for me to take any pictures or videos, but it was filmed professionally. I was also occupied with following the event and helping to cue the band when to play. I will upload some footage as soon as get it.

    The queen walked past the band an gave us all a nod at the end of the ceremony. The South African group played flawlessly, and were well received.

    After the ceremony, we had some photo opportunities with Graça Machel.

    Ross Johnson and Graça Machel

    Ross Johnson and Graça Machel


    amaAmbush Abantwana and Graça Machel

    amaAmbush Abantwana and Graça Machel


    It was then time to have dinner with the Queen.

    The hall was lit up beautifully and filled with VIP’s from around the world.

    amaAmbush Abantwana with the Swedish Ambassador

    amaAmbush Abantwana with the South African Swedish Ambassador

    We were then served by the royal waiters

    The food was quite different from anything the group had tasted before!


    Cream cheese and caviar starter.


    The group did a great performance to announce the serving of the main course.

    We had a good time, sitting at a table with the musicians from Brazil.

    We got back to our rooms at around 00h00 and got some well deserved rest.

    Well done to amaAmbush Abantwana!

    Posted by amaAmbush @ 10:35 pm

8 Responses

  • Greg Says:

    Wow the band look good in their outfits. Hopefully we will see some more pictures at some stage.

    Well done amaAmbush Abantwana!


  • chelsea Says:

    Hey Guys,
    Just want to say well done and congratulations on your achievement! It’s really huge – you have put in a lot of hard work into this – WELL DONE. It sounds like you had a great performance and that everyone liked it. The outfits are really stunning too. I must say I wish I had been there for the food – caviar for starter nogal, that is a big treat!. I wonder what the rest of the menu was! Dudu & Lusi although you are missing the enrichemnt programme at school, you are actually experiencing a different kind of enrichement in Sweden – enjoy the last few days of the tour and keep smiling :-) :-) Lots of Love

  • Marlene Paulsen Says:

    Good-day, Ross and dear ones!

    Wow, last night I was thrilled to have a glimse of your ceremony… the Argus had published a beautiful picture of Queen Sylvia, Graca and a few participants.

    Through your exceptional talents you have been blessed to experience the company of such great and inspiring people.
    Well done, guys…and dolls!!
    Now to unwind alongside the rolling greens on Swedish horseback and enjoy and savour every last minute of your stay in Sweden! :-) ;-)

    Looking forward to your arrival, Catya!

    Salute Ross and amaAmbush Abantwana, we love youuu!!


  • Siki (Lusizo's mother) Says:

    Wow the pictures look great, WELL DONE Abantwana AmaMbush…. u have made us proud.

    Looking forward to c u back home :-)

  • Marlene Paulsen Says:

    Hi Ross
    Please tell Caitlin that Ethan misses her, specially at breakfast time and CJ (Caitlin Jade), her pup, also misses her morning hug and treat, bark, bark!!

    Love and hugs

  • Mum Says:

    Well done guys and gals to have performed on the world stage for royalty! We are proud of you all and see you Back home soon.
    x Mum Johnson

  • Alicia Says:

    Hey, well done guys and girls. Cant wait to see Topbilling. Carryn, dont forget to look whether you can find my favourite perfume (Murmur)


  • Dan & Lungi Marokane Says:

    well done guys, extremely proud of you. You have worked so hard for this, hope its an experience you will build upn and never forget!

    We miss you T.

    Daddy & Mommy

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