South African Song and Dance Group Entertains All Ages

by Bill Ross

The sanctuary at South Church was rocking on Sunday Nov. 7th, 2010, as Thula Sizwe, a 10-member group from South Africa, entertained a packed house with songs and dances celebrating village life, and painted moving pictures of life in South Africa.

In addition to the public performance at South Church, Thula Sizwe also performed in four Granby schools over the course of two weeks in November. Thula Sizwe’s visit to Granby was funded by the Granby Education Foundation.

Many of the students have been studying Africa, and the concerts gave them a better understanding of Zulu culture. Fourth grade teacher Lori Armentano, who was about to start teaching a unit on Africa in her class, said of the school performance, “This is just the kind of thing the Granby Education Foundation should fund. It was just great.”

Several Granby families had the privilege of hosting the performers and a potluck supper was held at South Church on November 5th for everyone involved. After enjoying a meal and fellowship, Thula Sizwe sang Shosholoza, a traditional Southern African folk song ... read more ...

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