On Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, we begin our PST sessions with a number of songs to get the blood flowing. Starting with the national anthems (where you’ll hear the low energy in this audio clip), they get more and more rambunctious and end with stamping, swaying, dancing, clapping, finger-snapping and lots of laughing. It certainly wakes us up!
Apologies for the low audio quality…
0:00 Namibian National Anthem
1:28 Anthem of the African Union
2:13 “Namibia !gâi re”
This song is in KKG, a Khoisan clicking language where the ! represents one of the four pronounced clicks. You can’t hear the clicks in this recording but I hope to post a videotape of one of our KKG trainers so you can hear it – it’s fascinating to hear, and to try and speak!
This song (and the next) is in a call & response format with the caller referring to popular subjects (Namibia, Peace Corps and Okahandja) before calling out individuals to dance in our big circle. You may hear some of the names: Efraim, Olivia, Sarah, Mandeep, Andy and “Everbody.”
5:03 Ruri Ruri Kiyena
This is my first attempt to post an audio file to this blog – please let me know if you have any problems with it.