Saturday, January 20, 2007

The masses arrive

Today is the official first day of the World Social Forum. So far about 70,000 participants are here, and more are expected to register onsite. Local Kenyans marched through the streets of Nairobi, and WSF attendees met them at the Uhuru Park for the opening ceremonies. Though the group Erika and I were with left after listening to a few speakers, we stayed and enjoyed the amazing African reggae, hip-hop, soul, traditional music that lasted for hours. We danced through the night, and our little feet were hurting at the end. But we are not complaining.

Here are some shots I took of the opening ceremonies, as well our group practicing chants for the march. There are people from all over the world here. I am learning so much with every passing day. Viva Kenya!

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