Proud? I'll say I am!
Yesterday Kontaani students from the Langley Wednesday and Cloud Nine groups got together with the performance troupe to play in Macclesfield Market Place.
The gig was to raise awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight held each year in Macc.
Our Cloud Nine and Langley groups kicked in with a rousing and energetic version of Kuku followed by Jankidi. Well played to all of you - you were all fabulous!
For some it was the first time they had played in public but everyone rose to the challenge despite the cold and drizzle. I didn't count them but there must have been at least 25 drummers in the Market Place - it was certainly an awesome sound!
Our performance troupe then took over playing Zaikou, Soli Woullen, Kuku and ending with our new version of Djole complete with singing - it was the first time we have sang it in public too!
We were then joined by the Mayor of Macclesfield and a gorgeous young coffee grower from Costa Rica who was visiting Macclesfield especially for Fairtrade Fortnight.
He said he liked our drumming - I said I LOVED his coffee!
Lots of smiles and laughter despite the rain, as is typical of Kontaani gigs.
Well done to the organisers and thank you for providing the cover for our players.
A few of us then went on to Cloud Nine for an impromptu jamming session - again lots of laughter!
I'm proud, very proud xxx