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Dancing in the streets at Outjo

22 Mar 2007 / in music and gigs, travels

The inventiveness of people who have very little is astonishing. This young man has no money for a drum kit and virtually no chance of getting into a band that will earn him a living wage. Instead, undaunted by these obstacles, he builds his own drum kit using old oil cans, paint tins and bits of scrap metal. And every time a tourist bus pulls up in the small, remote town of Outjo in Namibia, he quickly sets up his drum kit and gets drumming:

As well as his genius entrepreneurial drive, he was an extraordinarily talented drummer. We emptied the contents of our wallet into his tatty shoe and me and Scott got dancing:

If anyone with any influence in the music industry happens to be reading this (unlikely) get to Outjo now, find this charming and talented bloke and give him a contract!

This is a demo store for testing purposes — no orders shall be fulfilled.