Catholic School Festival on tomorrow

HARARE - Catholic Schools will gather at St Georges College tomorrow for the fourth edition of the AMDG High Schools Music and Dance Festival.

The festival, started and launched by Father Joe Arimoso at St Peters Kubatana High School three years ago, aims to celebrate God-given talents in young people in areas of music and dance.

This year’s festival, which will feature over 20 Catholic schools, will be run under the theme “Express!  Communicate! Transform!”

Some of the schools expected to participate include the hosts St Georges College, St Peters Mbare Secondary School, St Paul’s Musami High School, St Ignatius College, Sacred Heart High School Banket, St Peters Kubatana High School , Visitation High School, Makumbi, Kutama College, Ellis Robins High School, Tynwald High School, Eaglesvale High School, Harare Girls High School, St Dominic’s College Chishawasha, Monte Cassino High School, St Albert’s High School, St John’s Emerald Hill High School, Mabelreign Girls High School, and Christ Ministries High School.

Participants will enter in the two categories of dance and music. Entries in the dance category include traditional dance, hip-hop, contemporary and classical dance while entries for the music categories are equally varied.

Outstanding performers will walk away with various cash prizes including a floating trophy that will be presented to the most outstanding dance and music performers.

All participants will receive certificates courtesy of the Zimbabwe College of Music.

When AMDG High Schools Music and Dance Festival started four years ago, the AMDG Music and Dance Festival was and is still being supported by talented musicians such as Bob Nyabinde, who is now the patron, Alexio Kawara, Xtra Large, MacDee, Trevor Dongo, Leonard Mapfumo, XQ, Brian Nyahuma, Pauline Mupariwa, Tina Watyoka, the Late Taku Mafika and Martha Badza and other popular dance hall artistes.

Some of these artistes will grace this year’s festival along with the likes of Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave and Cindy. These popular artistes mentor young musicians in their area of expertise between festivals.

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