Students at Kingstree Middle Magnet School expanded their knowledge of African culture on February 21, 2018, during a concert of the Africa University Choir. Throughout the concert, the audience was enthused as the choir performed songs that highlighted African music traditions. Each selection embraced the belief that music is a universal language that brings people together in love and unity.
"The African University Choir performance will be a cherished experience for KMMSA staff and students! The energy was high and the spirit and purity that radiated through the beautiful singing was amazing! The songs focused on the rich African culture as well as the celebration of life accomplishments. Most importantly the songs focused on the importance of being unified. To see the excitement in the students as well as the staff members was truly remarkable. Many staff members and students expressed the joy and uplift after leaving the performance. I am truly appreciative of the opportunity that was provided for our school and community," said Mr. James Carraway, Principal of Kingstree Middle Magnet School.
The University Choir represents six African countries, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and consist of members who are passionate about music. Mr. Tendekai Kuture, a Zimbabwean and distinguished choral conductor, is the choir director and serves as the Head of the Department of Music in the College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education at Africa University.
Africa University is located in Old Mutare, Zimbabwe and has approximately 1,200 full-time students from 25 African countries.
Cutline: Principal James Carraway poses with the African University Ch