The joy and excitement at the opening of the new school in Ambohitrakely bubbled up across the generations … I think this video clip sums up the exuberance and the sense of occasion felt by all … the particularly poor dancers are me, Brian Donaldson and my husband Roy. I am wearing the very beautiful woven silk scarf that I was presented – a remarkably generous gift and memory of the whole experience (as is Brian).

It was such an honour and such a privilege to be a part of the day.

First – a flavour of the dancing the way it should be done

and now a second clip, with the rank amateurs joining in!!

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