My Friend Sidy / 私の友人シディ
This is a video of my friend Sidy. He is from Senegal, on the west coast of Africa. He was a professional musician in Senegal, and is working in Japan playing music and teaching people how to play drums. A couple weeks ago, there was an international festival in Tsukuba. Sidy had a performance, so I took my children to see him play. It was an excellent performance.
The funny thing about my friendship with Sidy is that we do not share a common language. He is studying Japanese right now, but it is still difficult for him to communicate in Japanese, and he doesn't speak English. I don't speak Wolof, which is the language Sidy speaks in Senegal, so we have to communicate using gestures and smiles. Sidy can use music to communicate, too!