From the above, rather dry paragraph, you can glean that 1. I’m making good on my promise to post an African track and 2. my Italian classes have started again. This term in Italian we are dipping our toes into the murky waters of the subjunctive mood. The subjunctive is used a lot in Italian but hardly at all in English these days and so I’m still getting to grips with it. However, I think (hope) that the sentences in the first paragraph each contain “dependent clauses expressing wishes, commands, emotion, possibility, judgement, opinion”.
Enough pedantry, light relief is on offer; just listen to some soukous music from Kanda Bongo Man of the Belgian Congo / Zaire / Democratic Republic of Congo. Soukous, derived from the French word secouer – to shake, is a light African rumba dance music. It is a happy, fluid, infectious music that demands that you dance – or, if you are an Anglo-Saxon male, tap your toes at the very least!