Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas "Carolers"

They have an interesting twist on the traditional Christmas carolers in Sierra Leone.  A few days before they plan to carol or play (if it is a band) they drop off a letter announcing when they will be coming by.  This informs you that they will come to entertain, but it is also understood that you will hopefully have a little money available to them.  This band followed that procedure. They were affiliated with the police.  The Lauritzens invited them into the compound to play and they were actually quite good.  We enjoyed it so much and it really brought the Christmas spirit.  (They are standing just inside the gate of our compound.)  Both couples gave them a little money for their performance--when in Sierra Leone, do as the Sierra Leoneans. 


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