Children thrill as schools’ music festival kicks off —Standard Madia Co Kenya

Makini School pupils display their trophy after winning the setpiece class.

Makini School pupils display their trophy after winning the setpiece class. Kindergarten and primary school pupils sang their hearts out in the opening of this year’s Kenya Music Festival in Nairobi yesterday. (PHOTO: GEORGE ORIDO/ STANDARD)

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“The whole idea is for the children to enjoy themselves,” said Everlyne Muchira, one of the adjudicators, as she announced the results for this class, which was in stark contrast to the African style singing games that focused on toiling and sweating on the farm and earning a living.
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Aga Khan Academy from Mombasa were a proud lot when Abigail Obiero won the Class 105 H solo set piece entitled “Cradle Song” by Fwame Schubert, directed by Philip Mbinji. Crossroads Primary School from Kilifi County did a splendid job with their performance, “Little Angel”, by Nicole Atieno. While opening the event that will attract 130,000 student participants over the next two weeks, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero praised the different teams for exhibiting great talent.

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