It's taken me two and a half years, but I have finally finished my video epic:
Join me on my most memorable journey with these amazing children.
Watch the "human fireworks" as the New Year arrives.
They create their own dance and gyrate with lighted torches on their heads.
You'll see where they live, watch them rehearse (always giving 100%) in Uganda before touring here in the USA, You'll see them sing as I recorded the tracks for the cd which I produced. The very basic living conditions in Uganda. An eventful visit to Kiwanga orphanage on my birthday. Listen to the sounds of Namirembe Cathedral Choir (just like the Vienna Boys Choir but in colour) which I recorded on my departed mother's birthday. An incredible trip to Rakai orphanage where you'll join me on an outing to the "plantation" where the children harvest green beans and carry them all the way back home on their heads. You won't be able to sit still as you watch them sing and dance with their infectious, joyous spirit. They're an inspiration to all of us.
The DVD is now available...................
"Hi Gordon ... the special message your video conveys ...
It's PURE and SIMPLE ... and it goes right to the heart ...
A person cannot help but smile, or cry while watching these beautiful
children/young adults in action as well as the adults who strive to care for
these special spirits. ALL of these people seemed SO HAPPY; even while
living with such limited means, they still found HAPPINESS in each day and
gratitude in their hearts for what they have. Your video portrays their entire
lifestyle, not just a token performance here and there ... and that's why I
liked it SO very much! It's a lesson in humanity, and if there's one thing
this world needs other than love, it's HUMANITY!
Take care dear friend ... and know in your heart the gift you sacrificed so
much to produce IS WONDERFUL!!!
Be PROUD of this accomplishment and continue to give the world more
"gifts" of this nature ... Your destiny awaits ... ;-) "
The lovely girl who "adopted me"
She really touched my heart and I wrote a poem
"Sandra from Rwanda - The Orphan who Adopted Me."
|My latest African trip|
|Dec 2004 trip to Uganda||
Fifteen musicians recorded
in a 12' x 12' room !
|Watch Sandra dance with her Aunt Mariza|
|This web site was originally
hosted for free by NBCi.com who,
without informing anyone, all of a sudden decided not to give any more free sites. So, this site which took countless hours of work, just "disappeared."
I am putting it all back together page by page and it may take a few months, but I'll have it hosted on a secure site for keeps.
So, please be patient if some of the links aren't working. They will be soon.
I was invited by UCCF ( Ugandan Children's Charity Foundation) to record the songs of these wonderful, beautiful amazing orphans who toured the US from February thru April 2000. I arrived on New Year's eve and spent an incredible evening at the home of Isabel and James Turner. Isabel works tirelessly for UCCF in Kampala.
They were both such gracious hosts and I spent two weeks in their beautiful home in another world. Uganda - a world of poverty, yet in her children there is such richness beyond compare.
Bernard sits astride a large bass harp with strings made of just plain string.
Listen to the harp in the song Cweyatwe
To be able to hear the wonderful
sounds of these children.
you must have a Real Audio Player. Click the button below to download a FREE version.
The children meet the First Lady after a performance at the White House.
Listen to The LATE SHOW
As seen on The LETTERMAN SHOW
Look at the pictures
|James had laid out all these kerosene torches on the
grass spelling out "2000." But, after the millennium hit, the children
just went wild and started squealing with delight,
running and throwing water over each other. Then someone
thought that the torches needed to be honoured and put one on his /her
Before too long, they all joined in.
New Year's Eve Party
more of these children singing in their native Uganda.
This was just the beginning of a new year in a new country and my birthday as well, was just in a couple of days. What a way to start off 2000!
Christmas Day arrived on January 4th at Kiwanga Orphanage.
To make a contribution CLICK HERE
If looks could melt your heart.
This is my very first attempt at a web page, web site.....web anything.
.......................... Gordon Nicol (Uncle Kabuye)
Click on logo to go to UCCF
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