Some laughing and some singing, on an empty stomach.
We got to laugh quite a bit today. At New Sudan School, we spent time with students again. I asked if anyone knew a joke. A girl in blue stood up and started singing. The whole class erupted in laughter. I was laughing without knowing what the song was about. The song was in her tribes vernacular. She then translated it in to Arabic, and the laughter in the room got louder! Finally, they told me in English. The song talked about how she “would rather marry an old man, than that white teethed boy with the neck of a camel.”
Also on the video, a boy and girl perform a beautiful duet. It is a song about being respectful of your parents and following their directions. I really liked the voices of these two good looking kids.
If I remember correctly, the classroom that is singing together, are singing a song about going back to Darfur; but, I did hear a lot of songs yesterday, so I could be mistaken about the meaning of that one. I don’t have Bouba around right now to ask him.
It was fun, except for when I asked that same classroom that sang for anyone that had eaten anything that morning to raise their hand. Out of 52 students, only 8 raised their hands. Not funny at all.