Saturday, March 28, 2009

South African Dance Style

A typical South African Dance Style is that Young boys and girls will be standing like statues and they will keep something ,most of the time their caps in front of them and as soon as you put some coins in their cap they will start dancing.It is so sudden and instantaneous that you get startled.

You can see these people at public places,beaches,fairs and other entertainment centers.Often beats are provided by the shoes of these dancers and they do very well even without music.They wear typical African dresses .Sometimes I find a glimpse of our Adivasi dress culture in them.

These dances are quite entertaining with their unique style as you will see in these videos.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


There is always an end to the sunshine and brightness
With a dark charm the night falls and the moon comes

The cold showers take place of hot summer days
With joy you Watch the dancing drops of rains

The winter comes and gives a shivering glance
Breeze is cold and sun is seen only by chance

You enjoy the seasons, nights and days
But prepared you are to fight the odds

While enjoying the wonderful seasons and cozy days

Don't you Keep ready your caps or fire or umbrellas

God's treasure is full of stones and gems
It consists of thorns and the rose petals

So the journey of life is not same always
It has changing colours and differnt tastes

While enjoying Life's wramth and sweetness
Be prepared for cold nights and rough days

Courage and Faith and Wisdom are your ways
With patience fight difficult and sad days

God's treasure is a mixed bag of surprises

So be prepared to accept whatever He showers.