NYDT
  International Heritage Feastival
 

Our Global heritage is precious.

People around the World share a common heritage .... and we must celebrate and protect it together... !

The objective of the heritage programme of the NYDT is to create a window of opportunity to school students and teachers to work together on projects.

The history of the World has not been written fully. There are still so many pieces missing.

We are trying to find all the pieces of the History Puzzle and put it together.  We are - therefore - Designing the Future of the Past.

For that reason our main research project for school students is titled: The Time Detectives.

Our students are looking for clues to solve the Puzzle of History, exactly like detectives do when they want to solve a crime. 

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Memories, the Bridge of Time

 

Eternity .. Through The Mists of Time

 

in this beautiful land .

with its dense bush

beautiful flowers

sand dunes

rivers deep

mountains high

eagles soaring high above

fast, swift antelopes

the elephant, the buffalo, the lion,

the people of Now and Then

All Kings of Africa

 

This we see,

Now. Today.

In our memories we will live together

. but

there is a forgotten world

 

The World of The Past

 

The book of ancient times is closed

 

bones and stones

boxes on shelves

glass windows

tell ancient tales

 

the story of how the people of This Land Africa lived, loved and died   long ago

 

Memories tell the story of Past Worlds

 

The are many memories

  for us to find

 

Let the microchip

  tell the story

of the ancient stone chip 

 

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The eyes of God watched us

. as we lived Through the Ages

We see The Time That Is Now,

we can not see The Future

without memories we can not see the future

memories will tell it to our children

Our children will be The Messengers of Our Future

 

Let memories tell the story of The People of Earth people who lived in different time, but with one destiny

 

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Out of the darkness of the past

. comes the bright light of the future

 

Memories are the light that will show the past

 

The ancient ones

they do not know us

we do not know them

They lived and loved and died

They became one with Our Earth

 

The children must have memories to build their future

  the memories of the past are the Bridge to their Future

 

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Choir:

 

[Choir]

A re opeleng

A re ba opeleng ka dipina le Mmino

A bantu ba kudala

A re gopoleng bao ba neng ba dirisa

didiriswa tsa matlapa, dithobane le marumo go tsoma

le go tswelela mo botshelong

 

 

[Choir in English]

Let us remember

Let us sing together

Let us praise those who with tools from stone and wooden spears  . shaped our destiny

 

[Choir in Afrikaans]

Laat ons onthou

Laat ons saamsing

Laat ons sing oor hulle wie met klip en spies . ons toekoms gevorm het

 

 

Memories are the Bridge of Time

 

Through the Mists of Time ... Through the Mists of Time

 

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