The Ubuntu festival was an extraordinary event. There were three main sites: a main stage with wonderful musicians mainly from Southern Africa, though some European; a Seminar programme with some amazing speakers including Michael Tellinger who had organised the whole event; and a camp of Khoisan people who had come from across the country and beyond.
The festival was held in the Mbombela Stadium, this was not really a very accommodating venue as the three sites were quite a way away from each other and the audiences were very different.
I ran my Workshop in the Khoisan camp and that was very special. The Khoisan people are known as Africa's first people or the Bushmen, and are now amongst the most disadvantaged within the country as a whole. This group had been supported to be at the festival and had come from across the country, travelling for several days by bus to do so. They wished to raise consciousness of their cultural heritage and I was very privileged to be spent time with them and to run my Workshop in their camp.
My Sound Healing teachers Michele Averard and Nestor Kornblum were performing at the festival and I had a great few days hanging out with them!