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Vagabonding is a round-the- world travelogue created by Mike Pugh, an optimist from Chicago. Mike traveled on his own through Asia and East Africa and updated this site from the road.

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Choir of Ugandan kids on the Ssese Islands

Ready for a big dose of heartwarming hope? Listen to these schoolkids on the Ssese Islands (Uganda, East Africa) belt out a traditional song.

Posted on July 22, 2003 12:01 PM



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How wonderful is their singing! And they seem so happy to be doing it - it must be have been really fantastic to see people doing something they love so much.

Posted by: El T on July 23, 2003 02:57 AM

There is just something about the music in Africa. It is so surface in everyone's spirit. A song breaks out without any self-conciousness or shame. We have a lot to learn from the music (and especially the children singing music) of AFRICA!!!!

Posted by: Karen on July 24, 2003 09:52 PM

great stuff.

what a amazing place to find your self. In a school on the other side of the world. Glad to see you still making your way well off the beaten track.

keep on trucking.


Posted by: david duprey on July 28, 2003 08:58 PM

Thanks for the great video. You again caught a special day in a remote place. Your trip is really paying off with such special video from far away places.

Posted by: Chet on August 16, 2003 10:31 PM

hell yeah!! beautiful michael. i would love to get an audio copy when you get back if possible.

great work.

Posted by: jb on August 25, 2003 10:36 AM

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