UWC Africa Week took things to another level on Saturday the 22nd of July 2017, with a thrilling Music Concert and an engaging Keynote Africa Forum.
By 14:00 pm on Saturday, Waterford alumni, students, parents and teachers gathered in the amphitheatre in preparation for the start of the Africa Week Music Concert.
The schools marimba band was the first item on the programme. The group had the audience dancing to its music as they performed instrumental covers of a few well known songs. This performance was followed by the school choir which rendered two songs, one of which was inspired by the sunrise on the Waterford campus.
The choir was followed by a band made up of students and alumni. After this, the Burundi girls dance group took the stage in their regalia and performed a traditional Burundian dance. Soon after this, in true African spirit, a group of Zimbabweans as well as a Swazi drummer performed a popular South African song. Another notable performance of the afternoon was the performance by the gumboot dance crew.
The Keynote Africa Panel Forum started at 16:00pm and left everyone itching to discuss more. Under the title: Defragmenting Africa – Looking to the Past to Understand the Present and Shape the Future, the panel left everyone intrigued to engage more on African issues. The evening ended with a cocktail reception which started at 19:00 pm.
N.B. Article written by Nandzisile Mkhonta (IB1)