Trip to Ncondesee

Trip to Ncondesee

Trip to Ncondesse

Trip to Ncondesee

Tomorrow, Friday August 2, 2013 we leave for our trip to visit the village Ncondesee to do the recording training with the choir and our intrepid tech team. Lily is Technical Director, will operate the video camera and give cues for the session. Joseph is our Creative Director and Chief Interpreter. He will help with ideas on how to stage the video look, keep careful notes on each take, and help in so many ways it is difficult to list them all. Richard will be our Musical Director since he has several years of choir experience in Malawi. He will be running the microphone and monitoring to make sure we have a clean audio recording. I will float between the team and the choir to make sure everyone is comfortable and our practice recording session goes smoothly. Since I will not be able to be here when the choir is ready to record their 5 songs in a month or so- it is important that our team runs smoothly and efficiently.Beth will be filming the whole process so you can see how it all went down. We will hopefully arrive Friday before dark and most likely camp in the Chief’s compound. We are carrying our own food so as not to burden the village with our dietary needs. The session will be Saturday, and we hope to stay and attend the Anglican Church to experience the choir in action.

Trip to NcondeseeOf course, Sunday afternoon Beth is hoping to visit the area where the elephants generally frequent, although everyone says it is highly unlikely we will see anything but the damage the elephants cause. Many children in their village are afraid to go to school because of the elephants. We Americans simply have no idea what it is like to live in such close proximity to one of the largest, most destructive animals on the planet. But it would be amazing if we were able to see one- a safe distance away of course! We will most likely return on Monday, get a nice dip in the lake and pack for our early departure on Tuesday morning. More to come on our trip to Ncondesee…

 

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