On Saturday the 16th of June 2018, Waterford held a music concert as part of the UWC Africa Week activities.
The concert took place at the school’s amphitheater with an enthusiastic crowd that enjoyed the several performances that took place. The concert was not only limited to musical performances as there were dances such as gumboot and Burundian dances, choreographed and performed by Waterford’s students.
It was during the gumboot dance performance when Africa Week’s keynote speaker, Mrs. Graça Machel, arrived. The concert continued, with vibrant marimba and band performances. Various Waterford bands performed African songs. Additionally, Waterford’s choir comprised of students and teachers performed a number of African songs, their singing continuing to highlight the beauty of the school community.
The concert ended with Waterford’s Deeply Rooted Sounds, a Jazz band, performing a famous African song. Their beautiful rendition of the song marked the end of this term’s music concert.
N.B. Article and picture by Zara Simba (IB1)