"Thanks for the beautiful words. We were doing an exercise with the names of animals and everyone of them but me had a match. Michael told me then it is because he was giving it to me as my name. I was so excited being the only one with the name. I…"
"Hello Cathy Kipepeo!
Thanks a lot for your note! 'Kipepeo' is a Kiswahili word that means Butterfly! So I can imagine how much Kamau must have noticed what a lovely person you are! Please never be shy to learn Kiswahili just plunge into…"
"I hope I can become one of your friends. It is from Michael Kamau, I hope I spelled his name right, who gave me my African name, Kipepeo. I know he was from Kenya and his family was in Ann Arbor. Michael was with us at the National Association Of…"
"Thanks for the welcome. I read your informtion when it come to my email. Yet, it is at my job and I needed to divert the non job info so here I am. I enjoy the conversation. Thanks again for the welcome. I hope you will become one of my friends.…"
"I would suggest in the tradition that the teller tells the story or the couple. From childhood to when they met to the moment that is being witnessed. Ask the bride and groome their story. Then fashion it the way you would a love story. The kiss…"
Hello Cathy Kipepeo!
Thanks a lot for your note! 'Kipepeo' is a Kiswahili word that means Butterfly! So I can imagine how much Kamau must have noticed what a lovely person you are! Please never be shy to learn Kiswahili just plunge into it! The more mistakes you make either in pronunciation or grammar or both the faster you will learn!
Here in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi) we tell stories a lot as one whole integrated presentation with live playing of traditional musical instruments, song, dance/movement, chants, banter, narration all woven together. We call "Sigana Storytelling Artform". One day, one time make your way to this part of Africa and enjoy our hospitality! Meanwhile, in case you may still be in contact with Kamau please introduce us to him so that we may network. Check us out on www.zamaleoact.org. With lots of love! Aghan Odero Agan - Nairobi, Kenya.
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