Saturday, July 14, 2007

And Damned If You Don't

Well this is where trying to be culturally sensitive gets you:

HUMAN rights activists in Congo Republic accused organisers of a Pan-African music festival yesterday of mistreating a group of pygmy musicians by housing them in tents at the city zoo instead of in hotels...

...Organisers of the music festival, which ends today, told Radio France Internationale that as pygmies normally live in the forest, they had hoped to try to recreate their natural habitat by housing them in the zoo, which has areas of trees.
-- Nora

No comments: