Village stay at Ibi Iwacu

 

Photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist Photographer Drums of Rwanda

Drums of Rwanda

Photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist Photographer Village came out for our welcome

Village came out for our welcome

The whole village turned out for the dancing. Kids lined the fences and every laughed and clapped. The volume and technique of my two fingered whistle of appreciation grabbed every ones attention. They beamed every time I let loose and the kids fell about laughing. Later I noticed that some of the kids had perfected the technique, this prompted some concern from me about encouraging them to put their fingers in their mouths.

We were encouraged to join in! Regan joined the band and got some air with the locals. Karen, a soon to be geography teacher, in between efforts to photograph every school and teach every kid in Rwanda got in the groove.
Then there was me proving white men can’t dance and that taking of your shirt in the middle of a group of young fit black men invites the obvious comparisons. We all had the greatest of fun!

Photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist Photographer Regan gets some air! Rwanda

Regan gets some air! Rwanda

 

 

Photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist Photographer We all get to dance

We all get to dance

 

Photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist Photographer Stephen Powell. Gets his his shirt off!

Stephen Powell. Gets his his shirt off! Inviting the obvious comparison with the young fit locals!

Photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist Photographer Stephen Powell gets in the groove!

Stephen Powell gets in the groove!

About Stephen Powell

Stephen has been an active environmentalist working in, field work, public speaking and lobbying at all levels of government. He has spoken at school and community gatherings as well as on radio. His comments on environmental issues have appeared in newspapers and newsletters. His work has attracted a number awards, which include Wildlife Art Society of Australasia & Best Flora or Fauna-Moomba Art Show. His passion shows in his works which are in demand for galleries and as private commissions. Training: Watercolour: ‘The Botanical Art School of Melbourne’ under the internationally acclaimed Jenny Crompton (Phillips) Oil: with the gifted wildlife artist Krystii Melaine. Drawing and field sketching: with Steve Morvell He takes classes and travelled to Mitchell School of Arts to take wildlife art workshops. And the Murrumbidgee School of Creative Arts in Wagga Wagga. McGregor School Uni Southern Queensland Toowoomba. Grafton to be added in 2011.
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