28.07.2013 – Bavaro-Kenyan Summer Feast

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Edling enthused by Africa!

Once again „WW“, our association in Edling, has inspired us with multicultural commitment and creative ideas. For the second time already the participants enthused the visitors of our Bavaro-Kenyan summer festival at the “Schächinger Mühle” with African “joie de vivre”, culinary delights and, of course, musical highlights. Our cosy beergarden was already well-filled for the elevenses.

Pauline Froschmeier as the charming hostess entertained spectators, young and old, with her two groups from Soyen: “Sonett” and “Saitensprünge” with their creative Bavarian and international sounds. The Combo “Immer gut aufgelegt” (= good-humoured at all times) contributed Tyrolian string music and was enthusiastically applauded. In the afternoon the “Neurosenheimers” with their cheeky Bavarian tunes made sure that everyone was well entertained and our beer-garden remained well-crowded despite the 40° C! The African style was also well represented with Holle and Franz Nadler drumming “African Beat” and the “Wajibu Singers”, conducted by Sabine Schreier seducing us into the wide ranges of Africa. In the same mood an “original African singers combo” spontaneously struck up a few tunes on our improvised stage. In the evening Günter Lohmeier and Dave Lewis of the Schariwari Band made sure that our feast had a perfect ending.

At our bazaar, bags, jewellery and home-made products from Kenya and Bavaria sold well, just like the drums by African Beat from Mühldorf.

The younger spectators were inspired by the varied programme provided for the kids, with carving and painting activities, as well as games and African fairy tales.
The summer heat on that last Sunday in July authenticated the African atmosphere. Bathtubs filled with cool water refreshed all participants under the parasols on the meadow next to the mill.

Our cordial thanks go to the landlord and landlady of the “Schächinger Mühle”, Gusti and Detlev Viergutz, and to the numerous helpful assistants, singers and musicians who contributed to the great success of this summer feast. Asante sana!

The donations collected will be invested in the construction of our new children’s home near Nairobi in Kenya. Please find more information on this project on our website.

For more current information and visual material we invite you to our slide show and lecture by Ulrike Bock on Saturday, 14th September, at 8 pm, in the Catholic Community Hall at Edling. A cordial welcome to all people interested.

 

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