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it's a peaceful saturday afternoon in a rural community in botswana a sleepy little village but not today. because today members of the country's heavy metal music scene have descended on a lady there the rock rockers in the local language of sets one of. the outfits are an integral part of the parade. and that applies in particular to the queen's. 000. 0. it's
a scene dominated by men but one in which the women are establishing themselves. their her. brother. in botswana is often called the garden of eden of africa the okavango delta with its unique terrain and wildlife is a popular tourist destination become a hurried desert is a semi savannah scattered scrubland it appears inhospitable but his home to a range of exotic animals the tourism of diamonds and cattle the 3 pillars of the country's economy the herds of cows are free to roam and graze where they please it's a sign of prosperity as it always has been. in court as much as people in botswana
look to the future they remain rooted in tradition and that sense of tradition also affects the position of women. queen glorious daily routine begins in less than regal fashion getting up at quarter past 5 every morning female members of the more rock are called queens the title was awarded as a sign of respect even if it has nothing to do with gender equality as such. i think it was all about it's. a freakin or this it's not a. thing they demand is on top and they will money's no because if i can remember they used to play and sitting there watching that they never even see come and play all of it and that does teach you do they still it says the main thing you know and then doing everything with coming up with slowly we're coming up and hopefully we'll have at that into a woman band. base tell until in the. had it cut it.
indeed they are but it's proved difficult for them to set up their own bands with their own front women once one is a vast country almost twice the size of germany for example but its population numbers just 2000000 people. in queens of heavy metal only have their get togethers on very special occasions queen ludo lives in france as town a 5 hour drive away from queen gloria and she's busy sewing together her in 3 days' time she'll be at the rocks ember festival in the capital gaborone and wants to look her best and with botswana having no dedicated heavy metal fashion stores even the rivets have to be applied by hand. and said to that some people don't tip in
the hollow need to rest and also i do appreciate those who can come up to us and tell us we look good those who accept this will be. dead soon enough accepted the ones that of judging us. before they get to know what this is of all because most of them feel like it's really. just to do with radiation that it doesn't only has to do with music. music and also a display of being self-confident strong off. the 3rd heavy metal queen of flora lives in already close to the south african border just 40 minutes away from gaborone. at 21 she's the youngest queen and sports a particular look. for signature style cowboy hats gloves her pants and waistcoat and plenty of friends.
he needs the money and the kids because. kids. they live as feel crazy. and the way i feel. yes if only they could. get to the skin cell of his self and cool. a desk and get crazy they will keep it so this i end of them with these you know things. once a year the. different backgrounds meet up at the biggest heavy metal event in the country gloria lives in my own a 9 hour drive away from florida. at home she's the single mother of her son. to them about it and not only that i.
know. how i feel i'm. going to look. at all. that never. says that that's. what. the title if you'll. look at it in this it. isn't a thing. in botswana women are traditionally revered as the heart of the household however the reality paints a different picture and many women are the head of the household simply because they are single mothers for women michael oriya the metal scene is an escape from their daily lives. i would say up and down you know out.
all over this they say. and made any crazy like it up to now even if the let does that like that my little plan. that i made and so it will make me feel complete. 17 in the morning glorious that song for work in a shared taxi while there are routes connecting the country's towns and cities public transportation within urban areas is practically nonexistent. in places like commuters only options are shared taxis or if they're in a rush private camps.
formally one of the poorest countries on the planet since gaining independence from britain in 1986 botswana has transformed itself into one of the most stable nations in africa that's also reflected in the country's education system. gloria left high school with only an intermediate certificate but she managed to earn herself an office job at a construction company which is currently building a lodge and the nearby okavango delta she does not have a permanent contract and doesn't know what will happen when her contract runs out. gloria's 1st task every morning is to stock up on office supplies and. make coffee
cry the dry season here in the north of botswana lasts between 6 and 9 months and for the boss and his staff the dry season means the work season tourism tends to center on the 4 month rainy season beginning in december when the delta and its wildlife blossom. the proportion of women managers is continually rising in botswana gloria believes in the potential of women and is keen to indulge in her role as a queen of heavy metal. when it says it is with less like a light sleeper cell and have prized bases in the house even at home when i give days like as like bad my ideal as they. think it is that they think that. glorious office job enables her to make ends meet but her labor of love. it is the
mound rockers association a metal heads club where she can be an organizer and where she can let off a bit of steam. to. her fans the world over heavy metal is an escape from the daily routine regardless of age group or profession but in botswana a country where the metal fans also face accusations of satanism takes a lot of courage and confidence to be a rock. lauriers 9 year old son and wires finds the club a little. later when his mom's rocker buddies are in town he prefers his books to all the police ha ha. ha.
got it hanging out with him at home and i told him that no i think we should form an association and they told me that you know we tried filming it to me just didn't leg because some people would put in that side and with us it is it but we can you know those people eat those people and just that it's with 5 people and then that us can follow and that's what we did sold. as is as we started with going to help in this all a fellow brothers who is disabled and they. make you. helping cleaning the. hanging out together and people is that it that. the us is they say that what is the needle can lead to if it weren't for the kings of the century and there are more rock alter egos constitute freedom during the week they're pretty much trained to their desks the majority of the metal heads here have 9 to 5 office jobs working for the government.
when they looked at that a metal plate i have been i we. like full couple of years when they came because they'll see the same model and like they have been dilated the only that lives that have ever done anything in these bad light they haven't changed even the these guys that plays in bed. and then as they know we should start something the association that will help. the better members to help us is not all you know. cutting phenols. events away being. like even up to come sailing or even going to test you know how to be as effective as you know and letting all those things. and then i think that's like how how how i think these decisions will be important for.
a moment. or it. gloria and the other members of her club are eager to improve the image of metal heads in their town and they also do volunteer community work together such as picking up litter in the neighborhood. in botswana wearing black leather and listening to metal is often considered satanist their clothing and imposing appearance are often met with fear and suspicion another thing the association wants to change but gloria herself has far more ambitious plans for the club she wants to see its members learning to help themselves and each other. tomorrow the metal heads from own will be traveling across the country to make the. presence felt at
a wedding. and. gloria is also organizing the group's trip to the ruckus ember festival. and there were. 40. 4. votes when it is a land of profound contrasts as also applies to its natural terrain the color hurry desert is a drive savannah. its northern section of the okavango delta is prone to repeated flooding at the same time droughts and desertification pose major ecological problems the country is considered relatively progressive but cattle are prized to this day as a highly profitable investment and the metal scene is likewise an enigma but swan it is one of the few african countries where percussion is not celebrated in the
local folk music but it's in this very country where drums play a huge role in a particular music scene and that apparent contradiction is a major factor in the popularity of heavy metal among moderate. frances townsend the 2nd biggest city in botswana is 6 hours away from mali and that's where queen who lives within the scene she's seen as the introverted but beautiful rock opera back in her father's home she's a carpenter fashioning wooden baby cribs it's a job that enables her to take care of her 9 year old daughter while also going against the grain of traditional gender roles. for the for the southeast. so. it's. a woman beside him should be an example.
an example to all as kids a knowledge of kidding yourself. a woman she'd be that's. within if it maybe keeps that if it needed to get that. it will men should be empowering yeah we should be i think it will. be. doing this kind of. makes me feel. powerful. it makes me feel good because i'm doing what i love. i'm doing something that a lot of people least expected me to do so a pretty much enjoy surprising people. in his comes to them finding out that i do this because even when i go to buy the materials at the shops that one is in a. suit who exploit who does this is my 1st time to see
a lady in the section. she builds cribs and bookshelves she discovered her love of design while at college and the courage to try out the masculine enterprise of carpentry is something she owes to her experience as a moral. it's it's. it's it's. time you made a little be an example to motivate how this is to keep on going we've always as a man in your life. although one man is important in her life her father. i didn't even know that read the torah as it were just after i saw some shows so photo is definitely here that she was sitting in for a fact. that i said that my way she just about idiots
she pointed to some places don't even know now if she's very good to be. with. out with all these things as. i have that. little memory my is a 2nd generation monarch her father nayana lani sexton was a leather clad metal head back in the 1980 s. outfits are admired by her fellow queens. i go for. style which has a. more touch also. made of the. and then i also can go for the coast look to leave bay i have a lot of status puts the team here that unlimited there. and then there's
also the call girl look i can also go through that. decision he it just depends on my mood i feel if i have to worry horses to fear to go look if i had to break and go through the way who's looked better than if i had to show something that you fear to do the. look. she's not yet sure exactly which outfit she'll be wearing for the rock summer festival something she'll decide together with her friend queen flora. what's wanted is a large but sparsely populated country that also means ample space for the millions of counts and donkeys. distances between cities are seemingly endless and contact within the more roxy relies heavily on social media every couple of months the festivals dotted around the country provide
a chance for virtual friends to connect in real life it takes ludo around 7 hours on the bus to travel from frances town to flora you know. when it rains here mother nature pushes the pause button for a couple of hours and suddenly the streets are empty. the village of audi is only a 40 minute drive from the capital governor own but it seems like a world away the village appears almost deserted. flora lives together with her extended. family her mother her sisters and brothers and her son she knows everyone in the community but above all everyone knows her because being a moron makes her stand out. and
. the villagers are wary and skeptical toward new developments queen flora was 14 when she 1st heard of radio station playing the music that has given her life a new rhythm she says self confident and outgoing woman. the rocks are a close knit society it takes a lot of courage to join their exclusive rights. that molly. yes she is giving us the 1st reality in so many problems with a number of us. that to advocate for the libby and there never. is there. is no escape that they think it is that it still is not difficult because if they did still want to be forced to leave
the lady think of what it is that they think of where they did it. they have a. heavy metal fans around the world are used to negative stereotyping in botswana however those prejudices are so extreme that pastors at what are called fire churches rant and rail against the rockers some have even proposed members be subjected to an exorcism flora has a traditional lifestyle surrounded by her family her mother deplore among is the sole breadwinner. flora and her mother also feel responsible for the children of their relatives today they're looking after her cousin's baby. plays may cause it. to get it they've still it they've made them both ways they actually. say they can get it is it is said is to stay in
the place the stinky's will live the lease will consume the tennis will the jet is going. to be queen ludo has now reached after a 7 hour bus journey and she's come to the village to prepare for the heavy metal festival which floor. in a few hours time the 2 queens will be welcoming the king as you've just seen and their parade in florence. leave. you. to. get. in touch again through facebook that steve never met before but to be as a good team it means that it is easy. to get to connect with david busch he's
a bevy of tests and sages mentioned easy. it was a little thing i was. just dating then he designed this cuts the size and includes these aliens in the hospital may legally they gave this to me to take she said to keep this in a quote it's basic nature built. in a disease it needs to be so that a candidate the time leading it didn't matter their 1st ever meeting is a fascinating one in 2 metal queens are different in demeanor but do find similarities to change scenes from. everyday in a kind of way. david field. has. this small a mission is it because the a fish you have a stake in this to make lots of things that i think she's.
busy day the stated that she will feel. if they pass the time while waiting perfecting their outfits you can never spend too much time on your look a sizeable metal head group will be arriving soon to pick them up and take them to the festival these meetings are rare occasions and are celebrated in a more rock fashion. people feel. this new kid says laughing laughing. and that is that is that funny yet they have and they have indeed. so well all the expats seeing it all photo day seeing tirades. that i can see it is we should hear it we used to symbolize peace amongst
ourselves. that symbolism is very important to the model it's expressed in both rituals and in their attire and accessories. the more rock our late the rain has brought the village to a standstill rendering the main road impassable for a few hours. late. then suddenly they arrive the heavy metal queens and killers.
the rough greeting is a symbol that developed after violence became a concern at gatherings the greeting is a demonstration that they come in peace and a symbol of the camaraderie in the group. wow. this is the 1st time ludo has met most of the other members in real life flora does know them personally but hasn't seen them for 2 years her then boyfriend gave her an ultimatum forcing her to choose between him and the local church congregation for the rockers. the chap's hats another cowboy accessories and makes sense but the cowbells that
some of them are up wear are meant to commemorate a time when runaway slaves were forced to wear them the more rock where the bells to honor them and as a reference to cowboy culture. get. enough. into the city. and up a. little bit and. then it's time for the parade a core ritual of any gathering and the chance for the more rock to take center stage. was. they struck down the road as if on a fashion show. the runway showing themselves from their best and loudest some more of consciously leaves the parade past the church tent.
her house her for. the procession takes them all around the village a procession that takes cues from those of the major religions it symbolizes a concentration of power. the group having flora lead the parade through her village is unprecedented and she revels in every single step along the way having a 2 year absence from the gatherings for her it's a public affirmation of her identity for 2 years her boyfriend had forbidden her from meeting them on rock or even just dawning her letters.
flora and her music fan family are now back at her home ody wasn't on the group's route to the festival but they were happy to make the detour for flora. and that after years of suspicion her mother has now come to accept floor of being a queen nonetheless the spectacle unfolding outside her home is pretty overwhelming . going to be taking real. it is going to get with a.j. i was out. my family here and there with it he says able to get that back to. what i'm so proud of you are all of the good. oh there was a let. down like now i sit. there and then let them out so little and they can tell that the let it out loud so
hey let's say that any of. these children only know the people from their own village the seemingly otherworldly visitors leave a lasting impression. people in botswana are moving rapidly away from their traditional roots and that reorientation to the modern world involves frequent culture clashes. a a a a. a. a. a. florist grandmother was
the 1st to lose patience she has little understanding for her granddaughter's new lifestyle. but queen ludo sees how important it is for flora to be able to combine her 2 worlds. will be there i like this with all they have already happened to me more this small difference between it and i was there was this fault most all all they are that is we are the ones but we still i am still the same since. our queen ludo loves her cowgirl role at home she's an independent single mother but here she's happy to immerse herself in this alternative wrong with the knowledge that. what it was good that i didn't know about it but eventually got one of. the group continues on to the rock summer festival many of them have traveled huge distances to get here.
heavy metal festivals take place every couple of months some of the bands featured have made a name for themselves outside of botswana as well such as the next evening's headliner is there are skinflint. although not all broke but don't have all that long and all the about. 2 hours further north east of queen gloria and the more up association to wake up in. that one but you know. it's the weekend she's been gearing up for for months the festival in goma rome where gloria laura and ludo will be meeting up. likewise months in planning is the
wedding of their friend to live i think. that. that meant. they're not all that. old he went out though most. played golf believe. me i get ready too good to be assuaged. for coming here and he's getting married soon and i'm still gonna have to leave him in jail with him separated they have. nobody to lay dresses and skins at us as he us. the source said s s so delayed that they could create an. earth.
was it. is a mid-sized town with a population of 40000 located between francis town and gaborone the country's 2 biggest cities as everywhere else in the world weddings are a very traditional affair in botswana and. the groom has taken quite a risk in inviting his rocker friends but maybe it is determined to have gloria and her friends attend his big day. his bride is not a moron. i think. that it would be good if it's the 1st time the association has been invited to a public event. so the rockers are eager to dress to impress in morocco style of course today they will again face those prejudices about sink in that's
the male members prefer to look for potential partners from within the group. led fun has made an exception and his bride accepts his special guests it is. not. that the warm welcome extended to the rockers here is a positive sign for gloria nevertheless she leaves the festivities early in order to continue to the music festival. the king's make themselves look comfortable i'll deal with what it was meanwhile the guests are all equally looking forward to the wedding feast.
from high it's only a 2 hour drive to govern rome when you're in a car at least and in a hurry straight down highway number one. gloria and her fellow metal heads love these road trips through the endless expanses of the savanna the drive means freedom in so many senses of the word gloria makes it too precious few festivals. cover on is simply too far away from mt.
despite the searing heat $35.00 degrees celsius in the shade and humidity in excess of 90 percent the more rock transformed each stop on the road into an improvised section. the rock summer festival is held every year in the capital. it features 3 local bands with rockers congregating from all over botswana.
the evening has a very special meaning for the 3 queens for respectively different reasons. gloria is taking the opportunity to just enjoy herself for what's cluedo combines business with pleasure managing to sell one of her custom made famous for flora it marks a return to a life she's been missing for the last 2 years. for europeans this might look like a regular friday night in a dingy rocker box but for these queens of heavy metal gloria lugo and flora it's
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