Tuesday, 24 April 2007

the beauty of symmetry

The tribal urgings, the polyrhytmic drums, the traffic, screams and life... and then this? Not exactly what I had been expecting, but beautiful to see.

In truth the story takes a sad ending. Firstly, if you think about it, there's probably a thousand more efficient ways of getting stuff on a roof of a building than using 10 men to ship it up. Also, once the Tubab (Woolof for white man) came along, everybody stopped, shouted for money, and then took a while to get back into the work again.
Nevertheless, it shows energy, coordination, stamina and proves that Africans can very well work together...

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