October 5th was not only a very wet day but it was also a very busy and fun day for all of the MIS community who gathered at school for a packed morning of karaoke, lip-sync and dance competitions along with an afternoon concert.
International Music Day at Morogoro International School (MIS) celebrated the power of music to change lives. It is a wonderful initiative that brings people together in a big celebration of music, whether it’s a local dance group, a school choir, the staff and student band or one of the Tanzania’s biggest artists. Popular Bongo Flava artist, Mimi Mars aka Triple Threat appreciated the music talent and school spirit at MIS on Saturday October 5th as students, staff and the wider MIS community took to the stage.
The MIS community were privileged to have Mimi Mars as our judge and special guest who performed at the end of the day. She declared Lucy Kiluma, a former student of the school, and Neema Kanju as the Karaoke champions. Sarita Maeda received recognition for her karaoke act that showed her love of music through her confident performance on stage whilst thoroughly enjoying herself. Mimi Mars selected Ilapfasha Richard as the winner in the Lip-sync category due to the all round performance he gave, dancing well to the beat and good use of the stage. She also applauded his fashion choice and heartfelt singing. Alarice Sika and Angel Daudi Makuri finished second and third respectively. In the thrilling Dance category, Stacey Maria, Lugano Chile and Kengel Wizza were announced champions for showing great passion, creativity and uniformity in their dance routine. Mr Nsekela proved he has not just a business brain but is also a real performer and was very popular on the day!
There was also a raffle with great prizes won on the day provided by our sponsors. Many thanks to the music department and the many students who performed or helped with the organisation of the running order. The staff also joined in with a rendition of ‘True Colours’ at the end of the concert.
Mimi Mars was a real hit with the students and she managed to sing with most of the school on the stage. A special mention must go to parent and Board member Lathifa Sykes for all of the work she did in the background to invite our special guest and to get so many sponsors involved, so allowing us to put on a really great show.
All of the proceeds of the day including the money raised by the PTA food stall will go towards improving the music department’s resources. The 4th annual International Music Day event organized by MIS was sponsored by KCB Bank, Nashera Hotels, Pepsi, SMILE Internet, Mr Price Dar es Salaam, Foxes Safari camps, Cherry Hotels, AAYA Communications, Red Chilly Restaurant, Dragonaires, Babu Garage, Piras Supermarket, Husseini Cakes Morogoro andThrifty Innovations with the target of encouraging and nurturing musical skill and talent amongst the youth in the region.