Saturday, January 31, 2009

Independence Day - Sept, 16

September 16, 2008, we took the day off to celebrate Independence Day. In 1975, Papua New Guinea gained their independence from Australia. While there were many traditional dances and costumes, we were surprised at the mix of Western culture and music mixed in. The bottom picture is the "mambu band", pieces of bamboo cut different lengths, played by hitting a flip-flop over the opening. The music was beautiful.

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