School Competition 2018
This year the school outreach program will begin on the 6th August and culminate in a performance on Saturday 18th August. Eight secondary schools have been selected: Uraki, Makumira, Poli, Usa River Academy, Unambwe, Tengeru Boys, Unshupu and St. Mary's Duluti.
The theme this year is Kilimo Chetu, Our Agriculture, as it coincides with Nane Nane, or Farmer's Day in Tanzania. The dance performed will be Bugobogobo, which comes from the Sukuma people in Mwanza, and involves dancing with a hoe.
On the 18th, the eight schools will come together for a competition, with awards for the best school, and best overall drummer and dancer. You are all welcome to the performance to judge for yourself!
As well as training local artists, the CAC runs a yearly project with eight secondary schools in the Makumira/Usa River area. Professional CAC artists run workshops with groups of 10 Form 1 students in the schools. After five sessions they meet for a highly entertaining inter-schools dance and drumming competition at the CAC that is attended by their peers and enjoyed by all. The best school, as well as the overall best drummer and dancer are awarded.
The CAC artists have also performed for many local schools in the area including Makumira Primary and Secondary School, Uraki Secondary, Kiwalaa Primary School St Constantine's International School and Nkoaranga Orphanage. Uraki Secondary School have an ongoing outreach project begun by Carol Stubbs, and continued by the CAC dancers and Music Students.
International School, Moshi, come to the CAC for their M3 Performing Arts Trip, when they camp on our grounds and learn to dance, drum, design costumes and the stage, and some sound-engineering.
The upcoming school competition will be funded by the Carol Stubbs Memorial Fund. To make a contribution and support this work, please find more information here.