Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases the viral video of Kenyan high school high jumpers & a video of the song that was used as that video's soundtrack.
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Kenyan High School High Jump (OFFICIAL)
Michael Stewart, Published on May 23, 2013
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This is at a high school track meet in the Rift Valley of Kenya in the town of Mosoriot. February, 2013.
To run a marathon here: http://riftvalleymarathon.com/
If anyone watching this video wants to help get these athletes proper facilities. Please inbox me.
Song Credit: Mr. Israel-- Young Man
My blog: urbanbunnyproductions.blogspot.com
For more information about the program highlighted in this video, click http://mashable.com/2013/05/31/kenyan-high-school-high-jump/
Young Man - Mr. Israel - Kalenjin Song
Kiptoo Steve Kisorio, Published on Jan 24, 2013
Mr. Isael Young Man - Kalenjin Song 2012
Posted and Edited By Steve Kisorio
IT Centre Eldoret
Here's information about the Kalenjin people from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalenjin_people:
"The Kalenjin are a Nilotic ethnic group inhabiting the Rift Valley Province in Kenya. They are estimated to number a little over 4.9 million individuals as per the Kenyan 2009 census numbers.The Kalenjin are believed to have migrated to their present location from the South Sudan region around 2,000 years ago.
Until the early 1950s, the Kenyan peoples now known as the Kalenjin did not have a common name; they were usually referred to as the 'Nandi-speaking tribes' by scholars and administration officials, a practice that did not immediately come to a halt after the adoption of the common name 'Kalenjin' (cf. Evans-Pritchard 1965).
In the late 1940s and the early 1950s, several Nandi-speaking peoples united to assume the common name 'Kalenjin', a Nandi expression meaning I say (to you). Due to this effort, the peoples were transformed into a major ethnic group in Kenya. The adoption of the name Kalenjin also involved a standardisation of the different dialects of Nandi."...
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