donderdag 15 augustus 2013

Saving the past

The leader of the group closes his eyes to recall songs that he has been singing for more than half a century and his parents, grandparents and grandgrand parents since they moved from Benin to this village. When he starts singing, the others join in, men and women, old and young. The more they sing, the more they become enthousiastic to recall more of what has almost been lost.

We were there with a team of linguist researchers to record their songs and music and to develop a product to keep the words alive for future generations. More detailed information on this will follow soon. We want to thank all the people that participate in this heartwarming project: the Adjoguin people and the research team: Dr. Margot van den Berg, Elvis Rescue and Kenelka Tagba.

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