CALBOS Benefit - 02/21/04
The Chicago Association for the Lost Boys of Sudan held a benefit to raise funds for educational & medical assistance for the Sudanese Lost Boys living in the Chicago area. It was a wonderful evening highlighting Sudanese food, music, culture
and the Lost Boys themselves.
click here to see the results of the benefit

More than 200 people enjoyed the food and entertainment of this very special evening. Lost Boys, guests and volunteers mingled and conversed in the Parish Hall at Christ Church Winnetka.
Sudanese women prepared Sudanese-style food which included chicken, lamb, goat, spinach, potatoes and other vegetables. Dau and Peter help themselves to the delicious food.
Guest Michael Schafer conducted an auction that included a painting of a Sudanese woman and an man's overcoat. Other items auctioned off were African cloths, a gift basket and a painting of zebras on cloth.
The Lost Boys performed a dramatization of their stories and poems that told of their journey from Sudan to Chicago. Jacob leads others as he narrates their story.
"Boom! My village was burning! Mom, Dad, brother, sister, where are you?"

"How Unlucky Generation Am I" - James relates his story in a poem he wrote.

click here to read his poem

"America!
Chicago, Illinois!
Windy City!"

The Lost Boys sang and performed music on their hand-made Sudanese instruments. Manut is playing the rababa (small guitar), Barnaba plays the adungu, Abraham plays the cok cok (percussion).

Guests and volunteers
were invited to join in the dancing
.
The Lost Boys danced to the drum beat.
A truly entertaining and inspiring evening.
     

 


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