|L to R: Sr. Ashwena, Arlenne (this article's author), Sr. Mary, and Columba|
|Leaders of the Manau Dance|
|The Manau Post|
|Arlenne (2nd from left) with the Kachin Group|
We witnessed in the afternoon a big number of people joining the 2nd Manau Dance. Three of the Kachin bishops, some priests including Eamon, some sisters including Ashwena (Columban Sister), myself, plus the youth, men, women and children from the different Kachin tribal groups were dancing to the tune of the traditional Kachin musical instruments – drums and flute, with the “oldies” singing the more classical traditional songs and to the tune of the modern keyboard instrument with the youth singing a more modern upbeat Kachin song. It was a unity dance for the whole community.