Tonight I went a little wild & crazy and it wasn't even my birthday! It was J's birthday. To celebrate her first birthday in Niger she and her husband invited a Gourmanche musician to come play at her party.
turned into a mini-guitar player,
another drummer with a whole drum set - Nigerien style
and two accompanying dancers and singers.
Here's a little taste of the singing and dancing.
So I can't remember if the drinking or the dancing came first....
(Don't panic! This is me we're talking about.)
Here I am drinking my first cup of Tuareg tea ever. What? Yep, I've lived here 9 years and it's the first time I've ever tried it. I told you I went a little wild and crazy.
So then the dancing began and I only did that to be a good friend. Never leave a friend on the dance floor alone!
It was all good until the twist began and that's when I let the birthday girl take over.
She killed it!
There you have it - wild, crazy & maybe a tiny bit more cultured.