All roads lead to Rome
Just to update you from my previous post on the G8, in early July I attended a big march in Edinburgh with over 225,000 people. It was a great march and I played with a group of 25 drummers throughout the day, which energized the marchers around us, not to mention ourselves! However, despite big talk from politicians and promises of trade justice, debt relief, and more and better aid, it makes you wonder whether there's been any change in attitude at all when you hear the UN talking about a terrible, foreseen, and totally preventable famine in Niger.
Anyway, I'm now off to do a bit of globetrotting. First stop will be Rome for an international music conference. Then it's off to Canada for some quality time with family and friends, as well as a bit of work doing interviews and reading history books. I'll let you know how it went when I get back...
Posted by matt at July 23, 2005 04:43 PM