27th April Monday / Help VANUATU TRIBE
HELP VANUATU TRIBE
Jimmy Nelson will be there in Amsterdam’s famous Vondelpark, Amsterdam to take your portrait! For only 2 euros you give your camera(phone) to Jimmy Nelson and he will capture you (and your own tribe).
Please make a donation tomorrow to UNICEF Netherland help Vanuatu tribe!
VANUATU by Jimmy Nelson
Settlement in the 85 Vanuatu islands dates back to around 500 BC. There is evidence that Melanesian navigators from Papua New Guinea were the first to colonise Vanuatu. Over centuries, other migrations followed. Nowadays, all the inhabited islands have their own languages, customs and traditions.
Many Vanuatu believe that wealth can be obtained through ceremonies. Dance is an important part of their culture; many villages have dancing grounds called Nasara. A significant traditional event is the Toka festival on Tanna Island, a symbol of alliance and friendship between different indigenous groups.
For those of you outside the Netherlands. Have you ever heard about Dutch Queens day, now known as Kings day?
It is the Netherlands unique National street party to celebrate the Dutch Kings Birthday. Most especially in Amsterdam, there is celebrating, dancing and partying for 24hours to create the most joyous day of the year.
Guess what! Jimmy will be there in Amsterdam’s famous Vondelpark to take your portrait! For only 2 euros you give your camera(phone) to Jimmy Nelson and he will capture you (and your own tribe).
Then we will send your donations to Unicef Nederland who will send it to the wonderful islands of Vanuatu. Whose people have suffered so much since they were hit by Cyclone Pam!