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One 2 Three Friday 5.4.24 with Tony Stringer from Friends of Namuncha Kenya.

P H O E N I X   P L A Y E R
with Tony Stringer from Friends of Namuncha Kenya.
One 2 Three
Patrick Sherring

Tony first visited the settled  the primary school serving the Maasi community in Namuncha about ten years ago. There was a shortage of equipment and Tony decided to become involved in fund raising with the Friends of Namuncha.

Above pupils at Namuncha Primary school.

Below pupils at the Secondary school.

This developed into a vision for a Secondary school as the closest was a long distance away. A local politician was encourage to use funds to build the school. When completed, there was no money for any books or equipment, so fundraising was needed. Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford provided some cleaned laptops when they were upgrading. Now money is used to update equipment and also to pay for scholarships and provide more opportunities for girls as well as boys. Some of the former pupils are now doctors.

Other community issues became obvious. Being nomadic people, there was was no Maasi culture of growing food. This new skill has proved invaluable during recent droughts. The traditional huts in which families live become filled with smoke, causing health issues. Through the charity a design for a chimney was developed and this has made a considerable difference.

More information, including on how to support by funding a scholarship can be found on the website below.

Home

Playlist

Piano Guys – It’s gonna be OK – 2016 track with over 11 million views on YouTube.

Crosby , Stills & Nash – Teach your children well – from the 1970 album – Deju Vu – USA no 3, UK no 5, Top 10 in 4 more countries. No 220 in 2020 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums of all time.

Commodores – Three times a lady. – 1978 UK no 1 for 5 weeks, USA, Canada, Philippines and South Africa no 1. Top 5 in 25 more countries. Chosen by Tony  as it was his and his wife Caroline’s favourite song.

Zambia National Anthem. Chosen by Tony as his first experience of being in Africa was working for seven years in Zambia selling cars.

Namuncha  Primary school children singing. Tony explained that in Maasai culture  song is used in communication. During the Aids epidemic, songs were taught about healthy life styles and the children would go and sing these at regional events.

Birthdays competition

Eric Clapton CBE – Wonderful tonight – from the 1977  album – Slowhand – USA no 2, UK no 3, Top 10 in 6 more countries. In 2003 no 325 in Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums of all time. Eric recently celebrated his 79th birthday.

Leona Lewis OBE – Better in time – 2008 UK no 2, USA no 11, Top 10 if 15 more countries. 3rd single from her debut album – Spirit – No 1 in UK, USA and 6 more countries, selling over 3 million copies in UK. Leona is 39 years old.

Celine Dion – My heart will go on – 1997 Theme from the film Titanic. Topped the charts in more than 25 countries. World wide sales of 18 million plus. Grammy Record of the year. Golden Globe best original song from a film. Celine is 56 years old.

Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford, Tony in the studio and Patrick in Ingatestone for taking part. The winners each  with points for one correct answer for Chris, Bob, Chris and Tony. Better luck next week Patrick.  .

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Where is the love – Patrick requested a track by Roberta Flack. This was from the Grammy award winning album released in 1972. Single USA no1 and UK no 29.

Cream – White room. Tony told us that Cream were his favourite band.

Chart this week in 1985

No 1 Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy lover – No 1 UK, USA and 3 more countries. Top 10 in 7 more countries. Winner of MTV video award.

N0 4 Tears for Fears – Everybody wants to rule the world – No 1 USA, Canada, New Zealand No 2 UK and Australia. No 319 in 2021 Rolling Songs 500 Greatest songs of all time.

No 6 Go West – We close our eyes – First single release. UK no 5, Top 10 in 3 more countries. USA no 41.

Solomon Smith – Dissonance in the note.  

Dionne Warwick & Friends – That’s what friends are for – 1986 no 1 USA , Australia and Canada. No 16 UK. Grammy Song of the year.

 

Next week my studio guest is Ven Jonathan Croucher, C of E. Archdeacon of Chelmsford.

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One 2 Three Friday 5.4.24 with Tony Stringer from Friends of Namuncha Kenya.

P H O E N I X   P L A Y E R
with Tony Stringer from Friends of Namuncha Kenya.
One 2 Three
Patrick Sherring

Tony first visited the settled  the primary school serving the Maasi community in Namuncha about ten years ago. There was a shortage of equipment and Tony decided to become involved in fund raising with the Friends of Namuncha.

Above pupils at Namuncha Primary school.

Below pupils at the Secondary school.

This developed into a vision for a Secondary school as the closest was a long distance away. A local politician was encourage to use funds to build the school. When completed, there was no money for any books or equipment, so fundraising was needed. Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford provided some cleaned laptops when they were upgrading. Now money is used to update equipment and also to pay for scholarships and provide more opportunities for girls as well as boys. Some of the former pupils are now doctors.

Other community issues became obvious. Being nomadic people, there was was no Maasi culture of growing food. This new skill has proved invaluable during recent droughts. The traditional huts in which families live become filled with smoke, causing health issues. Through the charity a design for a chimney was developed and this has made a considerable difference.

More information, including on how to support by funding a scholarship can be found on the website below.

Home

Playlist

Piano Guys – It’s gonna be OK – 2016 track with over 11 million views on YouTube.

Crosby , Stills & Nash – Teach your children well – from the 1970 album – Deju Vu – USA no 3, UK no 5, Top 10 in 4 more countries. No 220 in 2020 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums of all time.

Commodores – Three times a lady. – 1978 UK no 1 for 5 weeks, USA, Canada, Philippines and South Africa no 1. Top 5 in 25 more countries. Chosen by Tony  as it was his and his wife Caroline’s favourite song.

Zambia National Anthem. Chosen by Tony as his first experience of being in Africa was working for seven years in Zambia selling cars.

Namuncha  Primary school children singing. Tony explained that in Maasai culture  song is used in communication. During the Aids epidemic, songs were taught about healthy life styles and the children would go and sing these at regional events.

Birthdays competition

Eric Clapton CBE – Wonderful tonight – from the 1977  album – Slowhand – USA no 2, UK no 3, Top 10 in 6 more countries. In 2003 no 325 in Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums of all time. Eric recently celebrated his 79th birthday.

Leona Lewis OBE – Better in time – 2008 UK no 2, USA no 11, Top 10 if 15 more countries. 3rd single from her debut album – Spirit – No 1 in UK, USA and 6 more countries, selling over 3 million copies in UK. Leona is 39 years old.

Celine Dion – My heart will go on – 1997 Theme from the film Titanic. Topped the charts in more than 25 countries. World wide sales of 18 million plus. Grammy Record of the year. Golden Globe best original song from a film. Celine is 56 years old.

Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford, Tony in the studio and Patrick in Ingatestone for taking part. The winners each  with points for one correct answer for Chris, Bob, Chris and Tony. Better luck next week Patrick.  .

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Where is the love – Patrick requested a track by Roberta Flack. This was from the Grammy award winning album released in 1972. Single USA no1 and UK no 29.

Cream – White room. Tony told us that Cream were his favourite band.

Chart this week in 1985

No 1 Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy lover – No 1 UK, USA and 3 more countries. Top 10 in 7 more countries. Winner of MTV video award.

N0 4 Tears for Fears – Everybody wants to rule the world – No 1 USA, Canada, New Zealand No 2 UK and Australia. No 319 in 2021 Rolling Songs 500 Greatest songs of all time.

No 6 Go West – We close our eyes – First single release. UK no 5, Top 10 in 3 more countries. USA no 41.

Solomon Smith – Dissonance in the note.  

Dionne Warwick & Friends – That’s what friends are for – 1986 no 1 USA , Australia and Canada. No 16 UK. Grammy Song of the year.

 

Next week my studio guest is Ven Jonathan Croucher, C of E. Archdeacon of Chelmsford.

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One 2 Three Friday 5.4.24 with Tony Stringer from Friends of Namuncha Kenya.

P H O E N I X   P L A Y E R
with Tony Stringer from Friends of Namuncha Kenya.
One 2 Three
Patrick Sherring

Tony first visited the settled  the primary school serving the Maasi community in Namuncha about ten years ago. There was a shortage of equipment and Tony decided to become involved in fund raising with the Friends of Namuncha.

Above pupils at Namuncha Primary school.

Below pupils at the Secondary school.

This developed into a vision for a Secondary school as the closest was a long distance away. A local politician was encourage to use funds to build the school. When completed, there was no money for any books or equipment, so fundraising was needed. Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford provided some cleaned laptops when they were upgrading. Now money is used to update equipment and also to pay for scholarships and provide more opportunities for girls as well as boys. Some of the former pupils are now doctors.

Other community issues became obvious. Being nomadic people, there was was no Maasi culture of growing food. This new skill has proved invaluable during recent droughts. The traditional huts in which families live become filled with smoke, causing health issues. Through the charity a design for a chimney was developed and this has made a considerable difference.

More information, including on how to support by funding a scholarship can be found on the website below.

Home

Playlist

Piano Guys – It’s gonna be OK – 2016 track with over 11 million views on YouTube.

Crosby , Stills & Nash – Teach your children well – from the 1970 album – Deju Vu – USA no 3, UK no 5, Top 10 in 4 more countries. No 220 in 2020 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums of all time.

Commodores – Three times a lady. – 1978 UK no 1 for 5 weeks, USA, Canada, Philippines and South Africa no 1. Top 5 in 25 more countries. Chosen by Tony  as it was his and his wife Caroline’s favourite song.

Zambia National Anthem. Chosen by Tony as his first experience of being in Africa was working for seven years in Zambia selling cars.

Namuncha  Primary school children singing. Tony explained that in Maasai culture  song is used in communication. During the Aids epidemic, songs were taught about healthy life styles and the children would go and sing these at regional events.

Birthdays competition

Eric Clapton CBE – Wonderful tonight – from the 1977  album – Slowhand – USA no 2, UK no 3, Top 10 in 6 more countries. In 2003 no 325 in Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums of all time. Eric recently celebrated his 79th birthday.

Leona Lewis OBE – Better in time – 2008 UK no 2, USA no 11, Top 10 if 15 more countries. 3rd single from her debut album – Spirit – No 1 in UK, USA and 6 more countries, selling over 3 million copies in UK. Leona is 39 years old.

Celine Dion – My heart will go on – 1997 Theme from the film Titanic. Topped the charts in more than 25 countries. World wide sales of 18 million plus. Grammy Record of the year. Golden Globe best original song from a film. Celine is 56 years old.

Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford, Tony in the studio and Patrick in Ingatestone for taking part. The winners each  with points for one correct answer for Chris, Bob, Chris and Tony. Better luck next week Patrick.  .

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Where is the love – Patrick requested a track by Roberta Flack. This was from the Grammy award winning album released in 1972. Single USA no1 and UK no 29.

Cream – White room. Tony told us that Cream were his favourite band.

Chart this week in 1985

No 1 Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy lover – No 1 UK, USA and 3 more countries. Top 10 in 7 more countries. Winner of MTV video award.

N0 4 Tears for Fears – Everybody wants to rule the world – No 1 USA, Canada, New Zealand No 2 UK and Australia. No 319 in 2021 Rolling Songs 500 Greatest songs of all time.

No 6 Go West – We close our eyes – First single release. UK no 5, Top 10 in 3 more countries. USA no 41.

Solomon Smith – Dissonance in the note.  

Dionne Warwick & Friends – That’s what friends are for – 1986 no 1 USA , Australia and Canada. No 16 UK. Grammy Song of the year.

 

Next week my studio guest is Ven Jonathan Croucher, C of E. Archdeacon of Chelmsford.

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One 2 Three Friday 5.4.24 with Tony Stringer from Friends of Namuncha Kenya.

P H O E N I X   P L A Y E R
with Tony Stringer from Friends of Namuncha Kenya.
One 2 Three
Patrick Sherring

Tony first visited the settled  the primary school serving the Maasi community in Namuncha about ten years ago. There was a shortage of equipment and Tony decided to become involved in fund raising with the Friends of Namuncha.

Above pupils at Namuncha Primary school.

Below pupils at the Secondary school.

This developed into a vision for a Secondary school as the closest was a long distance away. A local politician was encourage to use funds to build the school. When completed, there was no money for any books or equipment, so fundraising was needed. Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford provided some cleaned laptops when they were upgrading. Now money is used to update equipment and also to pay for scholarships and provide more opportunities for girls as well as boys. Some of the former pupils are now doctors.

Other community issues became obvious. Being nomadic people, there was was no Maasi culture of growing food. This new skill has proved invaluable during recent droughts. The traditional huts in which families live become filled with smoke, causing health issues. Through the charity a design for a chimney was developed and this has made a considerable difference.

More information, including on how to support by funding a scholarship can be found on the website below.

Home

Playlist

Piano Guys – It’s gonna be OK – 2016 track with over 11 million views on YouTube.

Crosby , Stills & Nash – Teach your children well – from the 1970 album – Deju Vu – USA no 3, UK no 5, Top 10 in 4 more countries. No 220 in 2020 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums of all time.

Commodores – Three times a lady. – 1978 UK no 1 for 5 weeks, USA, Canada, Philippines and South Africa no 1. Top 5 in 25 more countries. Chosen by Tony  as it was his and his wife Caroline’s favourite song.

Zambia National Anthem. Chosen by Tony as his first experience of being in Africa was working for seven years in Zambia selling cars.

Namuncha  Primary school children singing. Tony explained that in Maasai culture  song is used in communication. During the Aids epidemic, songs were taught about healthy life styles and the children would go and sing these at regional events.

Birthdays competition

Eric Clapton CBE – Wonderful tonight – from the 1977  album – Slowhand – USA no 2, UK no 3, Top 10 in 6 more countries. In 2003 no 325 in Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums of all time. Eric recently celebrated his 79th birthday.

Leona Lewis OBE – Better in time – 2008 UK no 2, USA no 11, Top 10 if 15 more countries. 3rd single from her debut album – Spirit – No 1 in UK, USA and 6 more countries, selling over 3 million copies in UK. Leona is 39 years old.

Celine Dion – My heart will go on – 1997 Theme from the film Titanic. Topped the charts in more than 25 countries. World wide sales of 18 million plus. Grammy Record of the year. Golden Globe best original song from a film. Celine is 56 years old.

Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford, Tony in the studio and Patrick in Ingatestone for taking part. The winners each  with points for one correct answer for Chris, Bob, Chris and Tony. Better luck next week Patrick.  .

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Where is the love – Patrick requested a track by Roberta Flack. This was from the Grammy award winning album released in 1972. Single USA no1 and UK no 29.

Cream – White room. Tony told us that Cream were his favourite band.

Chart this week in 1985

No 1 Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy lover – No 1 UK, USA and 3 more countries. Top 10 in 7 more countries. Winner of MTV video award.

N0 4 Tears for Fears – Everybody wants to rule the world – No 1 USA, Canada, New Zealand No 2 UK and Australia. No 319 in 2021 Rolling Songs 500 Greatest songs of all time.

No 6 Go West – We close our eyes – First single release. UK no 5, Top 10 in 3 more countries. USA no 41.

Solomon Smith – Dissonance in the note.  

Dionne Warwick & Friends – That’s what friends are for – 1986 no 1 USA , Australia and Canada. No 16 UK. Grammy Song of the year.

 

Next week my studio guest is Ven Jonathan Croucher, C of E. Archdeacon of Chelmsford.

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