Music and dance underneath the Baobab | Aga Khan Academies

Music and dance underneath the Baobab

10 November 2022

On 4 November, the Junior School students held a music and dance recital in the Academy's amphitheatre. From the movement, to the rhythm of the beat, to the sweet-sounding vocal capabilities of the students, the recital aimed to feature a variety of students’ talents.

“Music and dance are one of the many forms of expression and exposing the children to this form of art, and the many others, enables them to develop a sense of identity," said Music Teacher Ms Muthoni. "This in turn develops their confidence and self-esteem; as they grow knowing who they are and what they love, they develop their niche, how and where they fit in."

Some of the performances, such as the dances, were purely student-led, while others, such as the violinists, showcased their fruits from lessons. In addition to individual performances, the entire Grade 3 class performed "Pink Panther" on Boomwhackers, an instrument, and the Grade 5 class performed "Shosholoza".

Parents were also in attendance to see their childrens’ progress at the Academy and get a better understanding of the art of music and dance in the Junior School. Students, parents and staff members enjoyed the afternoon together underneath the Baobab tree.