Nafsi Afrika Acrobats Europe tour report.
- Hi People,
My apologies first for having missed out on so many crucial chats, and
giving in minimal contribution.
This has been "majorly" due to time limitation "cyberwise", and usual
Otherwise, am happy to be back home, meeting again with group, family
Trying to fit back into the usual Nairobi craze mainstream.
Otherwise Nairobi is marvelous as always.
Our overall tour was quite a success-I say it was a season with a reason.
During our stay in Europe, we visited various Holland cities, Belgium
and Italy (Milan, Turin, Rome and Florence)
The experience with Circus capriool-Holland was quite a success-it
brought us to new horizons, and challenged us towards advanced thinking.
It is a noble idea empowering the refugee children artistically who
are otherwise idle.
One negative thing i noted that did not auger down well with me is;
the Dutch government keeping the immigrants in centers in the name of
"waiting for asylum."
Some of this asylum seekers have been kept waiting for more than two
decades, but ultimately they get no approval and thus deported back to
their native countries.Quite unfortunate.
We had a total of six performances,a sitting and a talk at the Agape
Ecumenical Global environment and politics
was a chance we would never wish to forget.
We highlighted the problems facing Africa continent and responded to
We also gave topics touching on Kenyan slums e.g Kibera, and gave out
a d.v.d with images of life in Kibera.
The experience was full of learning, meaning, sharing, fun, and making
friends and contacts.
Most of the participants were very interested in knowing more about
our forum (minciu sodas) and took links to this.
We presume most of them will enlist and join the ever growing family
of independent thinkers.
Doors were flung and left open for us to participate in any future
We also met with prospective circus performers, yogis and festival
We had a theatrical acrobatics piece that expressed the plight of the
Kenyan street child.
The 45minutes performance captured the hearts of many-particularly the
aspect of involving different cultures(Marieke from Holland and James
and Kennedy from Kenya).
We anticipate to follow up on a programme of taking circus to prisons
through Elisa Vago, organizzatrice di eventi culturali
We are having a similar programme back here in Kenya, but ours is
taking occassional acrobatics performances to juvenile remand homes.
We hope to share and experience with the ongoing programme in Italy.
Meanwhile, we are busy with rehearsals and looking forward to going
back to Italy probably between 25th september and 10th October once
the performance, tour, financial, and contract issues are resolved.
After all this, i pass my appreciation to Andrius, Shasha, Janet,
Chris and other forum members.
Thanks to Maria who played the central role in covering most most of
our requirements while in Italy.
In her selfless efforts she ensured that the three of us were mostly
comfortable, never missed a place to sleep, eat, or not getting stuck
on the means or how to travel.
On the 21st we will have a big yoga convection in Kibera and Sarakasi
go down training center (Kenya).
It will draw people from different countries to commemorate the
international peace day.
I am kindly requesting for your spiritual participation and possibly
participation in person.
Paige (www.acroyoga.org) and Bonnie (www.cheka.uk.org) are organising
this in collaboration with Sarakasi trust (www.sarakasi.org) and Nafsi
Afrika acrobats (www.nafsiafriacrobats.org)
Please check out ( www.globalmala.org) or you can copy, paste and
follow the link below;
Nafsi is working on extending it's training, lessons and workshops to
Koinonia (www.koinonia.org) homes in Zambia.
This may probably be early October or early January next year.
Thanks for our experiences with circus capriool (circus for
development)-Holland, and association with Marjolene
Anybody with ideas or links in Zambia?
Now i must go for a one week's vacation.
Tomorrow am going to Rusinga island, to catch up with family, friends,
fun and partly business.
Sam, i will pass through Migori to discuss the prospects of computer
assembling project with Irma ( she is a computer technician and well
versed in the field besides running computer business)
Then i will visit you on Tuesday and get introduced to your amazing
projects in Rusinga, and also get updates from you and catch up on the
emerging new ideas like flash drive editors, computer assembling and
Also, i have a lap top that was gifted to our group while in Holland,
it is an old compaq model and needs operating system installed in
order for it to work.
I will come along with it, i request you to help me in getting some
programmes for it and if possible upgrading it.
It can only work with "windows 2000"
see you soon.
Nafsi have outpouring appreciation overwhelming appreciation to the
forum members general love, generosity, efforts and ideas.
You certainly have big hearts.
I highly hope Nafsi will always stay together with you in it's walk
through performances, and development paths, and perhaps meet soon.
I say, "see us performing/practicing together perhaps in Europe,
America or Africa some day."
Never know, let's pray.
Otherwise, stay positive.
Nafsi loves you.
Nafsi Africa acrobats,
P.S;For links to our performance and project videos, check
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7Bp2pcfv7I) and for more uploaded
videos on u-tube, please check
More information on Nafsi can be found at (www.nafsiafriacrobats.org)