Fun Zim Ride
... a crazy charity cycle ride
for Zimbabwe ...
Richard Pantlin

ZIM FUN! - music, poems, updates ...

The music for the Fun Zim Ride
5 Rhythms teacher, Andrew Holmes, has compiled the following 5 Rhythms Wave in case we have a chance to do some dancing in Zim:
  1. Stimela - Hugh Masekela
  2. The Way You Dream - 1 Giant Leap
  3. Is Love Enough? - Michael Franti & Spearhead
  4. Meditation Rock - Jonah Dan
  5. Vadzimu - Peace Of Ebony
  6. Chocolate Supa Highway - Spearhead
  7. 04 Ghetto Children - Kelis
  8. Gua - Emmanuel Jal
  9. 12 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) - Sly & The Family Stone
  10. Shine On - Eric Bibb
  11. Hey Now Now - Michael Franti & Spearhead
  12. Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
  13. Ces Soirees La - Yannick
  14. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
  15. Yoruba Road - Boozoo Bajou
  16. Gonna Have A Funky Good Time - James Brown
  17. Hey Ya! - Outkast
  18. Bibou - Daby Toure
  19. Lori Swela - Ajub Ogada And Uno
  20. Mofolo Hall (Akulawa) - Ndumiso
  21. Vulindela - Brenda Fassie
  22. Zebra Crossing - Soweto String Quartet
  23. My Blood - The Neville Brothers
  24. Kebaluso - Daby Toure
  25. Por El Suelo - Manu Chao’s Radio Bemba
  26. ? - Tommy Emmanuel
Also on the ride there is plenty of freshlyground, M People, Bob Marley, Oliver Mutukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo, Fela Kuti and Chartwell Dutiro.
We drove up overnight from Jo’burg through the border at Beit Bridge to Bulawayo – a journey of over 700 kms taking 12 hours.  Richard got the 1am to 6am shift and great tracks on iPod shuffle kept him going (played through a cassette converter on the old car radio).

Find Fun

There was a girl, quite round and small
With a cheeky face, and a rainbow shawl
She loved to make shapes in the sand
To play
with trees in forest and
To dance and sing out in the street
And tap her toes, and stamp her feet

The day made her happy and her whole body smiled
She liked to be loud and impulsive and wild
The world didn't scare her, her confidence soared
She never felt grumpy or awkward, or bored
And she knew that the world would accept her because
The obvious answer, that no one knew waw:

That humans are humans, it's simple you see
That my mind's quite like yours, and so you think like me

So you shouldn't feel scared, or alone, or ignored
For as long as you go out and look you're assured
To find friends among strangers, take a risk, don't be shy
It's your choice, take a chance, don't let life pass you by

So remember, go out and FIND FUN WOOP-DE-DOO
Just like that round little girl that I knew

Anonymous - Found winter solstice, Hazel Hill Wood, December 2008

The inspiration
The ride & practicalities
Zim fun!!
(music, poems, updates ...)

to help us reach
the target of £3000

through my page at

Just Giving

For details of the supported charity, click
Help International

Thanks very much!

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