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The deed is done! Acceptance Forms have been signed, scanned and sent.
Until now it was unofficial – though I had every intention of going through with this – there was still a get out clause in my part.
That said – I’m not having a wobble, I am not having second thoughts.
No turning back. Onward and upward (or downward in a purely geographical North-centric sense!).
Tanzania here we Come!
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Last summer we went to see Watoto Children’s Choir* in concert locally. We purchased their new album at the end of the concert. This song is one of my favorites and listening to it again after securing the job at Isamilo in Mwanza, Tanzania – it seemed very apt. I have listened to it several times since – it has confirmed in me the decisions taken.
The lyrics of the chorus (as best as I can make them out) are as follows
Come and dwell in this place, you’re welcome, people of all the earth, you’re welcome, you’re welcome
Come and dwell in this place, you’re welcome, people of all the earth, people of all the earth
*Watoto Children’s Choir is an African children’s choir based in Kampala, Uganda, at Watoto Church. It is composed of about twenty-two children from Uganda. Watoto means “Children” in Swahili language (source Wikepedia).
Below is the official video for the title song on their album “Beautiful Africa” (Link to UK iTunes) another favorite of mine.
March 3, 2014 in Getting Prepared
Tagged Africa, Children's, Choir, church, Come and Dwell, Isamilo, Kampala, Music, Mwanza, Swahili, Tanzania, Uganda, Video, Watoto