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Nebraska - Hastings High School and Middle School

Posted by Keri Chryst on November 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Nebraska - the Great Plains. 

To a native Frenchman like Philippe Petit it's as exotic as the plains of Africa.  Flat vistas and nothing but corn and cattle as far as the eye can see.  Still, it's not the scenery that really sets it apart - but rather the people.  These no-nonsense warm hearted midwesterners welcomed us from the g...

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Cameroon Chronicles - Day 7 (yes, 7!) - Douala - R&R and Grilled fish

Posted by Keri Chryst on March 4, 2012 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Sleeping in!!  What a luxury after this hectic week of bouncing around the Cameroonian countryside!  That said, I'm on such a schedule, that I decide not to overindulge, and rather make arrangements to join Mignon and Mathias to make a visit to the local artisinal craft market before heading to lunch.


I hate to say it, but unlike some of the other similar m...

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Cameroon Chronicles - Day 6 - Douala - French Institute - Rockin' the House!!

Posted by Keri Chryst on March 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We show up at the venue dressed to kill and are pleased to be greeted by the Ambassador and his wife once again!  They came down for a conference yesterday, and actually made a point of sticking around so they could attend our concert.  I'm flattered!  


We're introduced to a few other dignitaries, et al, and then are whisked back stage where we find our f...

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Cameroon Chronicles - Day 6 - Douala - Morning Nostalgie Radio & Bantu/Kund? Rehearsal

Posted by Keri Chryst on March 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)



Why do these radio programs start so early!?  Sigh... Thanks to our friend Lydia Hall from Comoros, I've taken to packing breakfast bars and other snacks with me, and have found that this buys me some much needed sleep & prep time in the morning, rather than paying for the overpriced (and not included :-/ ) breakfast buffet at th...

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Cameroon Chronicles - Day 5 -Entrepreneurship Workshop, Travel, and a late night TV Interview

Posted by Keri Chryst on March 2, 2012 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

10 o'clock start for the workshop with local musicians at the Alliance Française where we had the concert last night.  They've brought together about a dozen guys (no ladies!?) with whom we're meant to talk about the Entrepreneurial side of being a musician today.   A lot of the same issues are raised as were in both Lomé (Togo) and Yaoundé...

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Cameroon Chronicles - Day 4 - Travel to Bamenda & French InstituteConcert

Posted by Keri Chryst on March 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The early bird gets to Bamenda in time for the concert... Our generous hosts have come to realized that they pushed us awfully hard yesterday though, and make arrangements to postpone the interview planned at the radio station "Hot Cocoa" in Bamenda.  It's a shame to pass up on the opportunity for publicity, but I must say I'm relieved.  


I ...

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Cameroon Chronicles - Day 3 - Yaounde - Radio, Kids Concert & Masterclass

Posted by Keri Chryst on February 29, 2012 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Leap Day!  I figure since the 29th only happens once every 4 years... it's kind of like a gift - out of time, so to speak.  And this is certainly a day "hors norme".


It starts with an early call (8:30) to head over to a local radio station KalakFM for a quick and dirty interview.  We are immediately impressed by the hosts of the sho...

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