Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Vuvuzela Controversy

Leading the headlines every morning here in South Africa is the continued controversy regarding the vuvuzelas trumpeting all over the World Cup games (and ALL of South Africa all day!!). On a recent post I shared a video of the Vuvuzela 'choir' during the South Africa game and the people here LOVE the vuvuzelas and are very proud of them (see article here). However, as the world media has descended upon our country for this glorious month, the warm sentiments are not shared about our plastic trumpets, and each day the news headlines begin with a new organization, nation, or broadcasting company wanting to ban the vuvuzelas! Here a couple of the articles here, here, and here.

Personally, I believe this is AFRICA's world cup and so we should embrace all that it encompasses, including the vuvuzelas! It's something that will become a symbol of this historic event and it has brought this country together in celebration! It's just one more fun part of this experience and we are soaking it up!

Lots of love,

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