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Education, peace calls dominate music fete

Security, education and peace themes dominated folk songs and cultural dances as the Kenya National Music Festival entered the fourth day at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology yesterday.

Performances by Kaprot Primary School from Bungoma , Likoni Primary (Coast), Kipchawat Primary (Nandi) and trainees from Tambach Teachers Training College, among others, left the audience in awe.

Clad in traditional attire, Kaprot Primary left the audience in stitches when they staged a Sabaot cultural dance titled “Chomiet” which called for peace and reconciliation. Kipchawat performed a dance titled “Bunyot”, a song dedicated to warriors who defend the community from foes.

Tambach TTC, with their Marakwet cultural dance titled “Chelang’a”, electrified the audience with a folk song on how love makes the family happy.

Kaimosi Teachers Training College from Vihiga county were not left behind as they performed Isikuti dance which turned the hall into a dancing floor as the elated audience joined in.

Kakamega Primary, in a choral verse titled “Chesaini”, which earned them number one position and a ticket for gala event, expressed the importance of educating children, especially the girl-child. Secondary school and university students join their primary and colleges counterparts starting today.

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