Words are not just words
they are kisses
on the lips of silence
that speak of your essence
~Vesna~

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Shaking the Tree, Peter Gabriel and Youssou Ndour


Welcome
Karibu

Would you like to dance with me?
Utapenda kudansi?

One language is never enough.
Lugha moja haitoshi.

Have a nice day!
Nakutakia siku njema!

9 comments:

Zara said...

very nice video and song, I like it! thanks;)

Kittie Howard said...

Beautiful video and song. My hub and I lived in Kenya for three years. I made a valiant effort to learn Kiswahili and was delighted to understand some. What's challenging about Kiswahili is that nouns are either living, dead, or neutral and take the appropriate designate. Many of the nouns I thought would be alive were considered dead. And, by exploring the Why behind this I learned much about African culture(s). I really enjoyed this post, Vesna. Thank you!

Jean Francois said...

Très intéressant, comme toujours, chère Vesna!

Merci :)

Rosa said...

Nice journey thought another continent, Vesna, even if just through a passage. Suggestive music that makes me think about a fashinating land, rich in culture and ancient traditions.
Long time passed since I listened to it for the last time... Thanks for the opportunity to taste it again. :)

Vesna said...

Thank you so much for visiting my dear friends.
Kitty as always you amaze me how much you know. I would really like to make an effort to learn more about Kiswahili.The idea of dead and living words is really interesting.

Kittie Howard said...

Vesna, I think you'd really enjoy an intro Kiswahili course as I can see you working the living/dead into your work, expecially the deeper symbolism at which you excell. If I remember correctly, the word for tree takes a dead ending...can you see the lone tree on the Serengeti, struggling to survive...women cutting down trees to make charcoal, elephants butting down trees...oh, I wish I had your sensitivity to pull this together....

Diane said...

Thank you Vesna for introducing this to me!!

levent said...

Thank you Vesna !

zoe said...

speaking of trees, the one in this video is awesome! i love this music, beautiful post, vesna, thank you!!
and yes, i want to dance with you ;)