Collecting songs
(BETWEEN FRANCE AND NEPAL) In France, I tell children a story and they sing a song that I collect. Once I have finished my french collect, I will leave hitch hiking to Nepal. On my way, I will sing with my guitar and i will juggle with children. In return, they will teach me a song wich will delight my travel and wich will meet others children fron the world. Spreading songs all the way, I would like to provoke meetings and to build bridges between children from differents countries.

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school on the moutains



Before to go away for the trek, i have wrote this text.

This collect come from " Patna " , near the Indian frontier.

At  sunrise, the children get back the mountains with theirs satchels on the back.

They are welldressed with the same uniform, The 4 teachers are women.

2 of them come from " Laxam Jula " situated under  " Patna ".

It's 7 in the morning, the pupils stop to play, put on theirs poors shoes in front of the door.

They sit back on the ground, the boys on a side and the girls on the other.

I present my "Tounga story" at the pupils who are 10-13 years old.

Only the teacher understand english.

I play  "Bossa Nova" music for the Brasil and "Country" music for the U S A.

I juggle and after i present my collect from pupils who are German, Bulgarian, Turkish and Iranians.

Then, 2 timid girls get up to sing a beautiful song: "Balou sa Kale" (have confidence);

At their turn, 2 boys  and then all the class sing  a song about the religion.

Doctor " Chandan " don't speak enough english to traduct and i must find one in Nepal.

People speaks " Hindy "

I leave the class during the recreation ( 1 hour ); the chidren play barefeet on the gravels.

The class shut at 1 o'clock  P. M. and the pupils are probably hungry because there's no snack since 7 in the morning.

It was my last  collect before Nepal and my meet with the inhabitants of " the Chetana Children center ".

It's always a pleasure to meet children for the collect because each is different and so beautiful.

Peti Betanla


Published at 10:18, 23/04/2008, Patna
Tags : Laxam Jula Balou Sa KalePatna
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I wish you a good trek on the HImalayas


Published by dad at 11:12, 23/04/2008

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