During this blog's first year, I endeavored to celebrate the independence days of African countries through creating a dedicated post (you can browse them via this link). I'm not doing that this year but, as several of those celebrations take place in July and August, I thought I'd do a round-up of highlights. I hope you enjoy it. Stay tuned for part 2 – August celebrations – next week.
I am fortunate to have spent Christmas with family and friends, eating good home-cooked food and sharing laughter. I hope that all of you who celebrate the holiday had a good one and that all of you who don't and had the opportunity to take a break, had a refreshing day. With just one week until we step into 2011, I find myself putting myself under pressure to properly take stock of the year and plan ahead for the next one. I'm making it a point to keep dragging myself back to the present moment and not stress toooooo much about all the expectations that come with the New Year milestone. We'll see what happens over this coming week though!
Here is a round-up of all of last week's posts, in case you missed anything:
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Next week, look out for:
Quote of the year
A round-up on the 9 most popular posts of the year
What satisfies you? I want to know…
Sudan Independence Day
An end of the year TGIF! special
Have a fantastic final week of 2010. Be proud of all you've learned, discovered and achieved and let it inspire the year ahead!
Today in 1962, Burundi became independent from Belgium. To celebrate, we're sharing the sounds of the Royal Drummers of Burundi. Playing traditional rhythms honouring the sacredness of the drum, the Drummers have brought attention to Burundi, a nation that is rarely talked about.
A multi-generational percussion ensemble, the Royal Drummers of Burundi, or Les Tambours de Burundi are globally renowned with their music having inspired the likes of Adam Ant and Joni Mitchell as well as the creation of the WOMAD festival in 1982.