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By Phares Mutembei
Hundreds of children filled the Carnivore Gardens last Saturday for a day full of fun, talent shows, adventure and delicious food at the Kids Festival. Children had fun as they had the whole day to show their unique talents in singing, dancing, acting, painting and drawing .
Talented children had chance to perform onstage with Kenyan musicians such as Nameless, Wyre, Suzanna Owiyo, Jimmy Gait, Maddtrax and others. The crowd cheered as the current generation of musicians led by Emmy Kosgei, shared the microphone with the next generation of musicians, some of them as young as seven!
Luca Berardi, seven, displayed the dance moves that made Michael Jackson famous all over the world.
Gitiba Primary School’s Samuel Kinyanjui, a skilled contortionist (a person who can bend parts of his body in amazing ways) also performed. In one of his moves, he touched the ground with his forehead without bending his knee! All the children and adults were amazed.
Lingala dancer Islam Said Makdar from Nehema Donholm School, also known as Kanda Kid, showed his dancing skills.
Kanda Kids’ creative and wiggling of waist and feet electrified all.
Billian Music Family showed their singing, dancing and rapping skills and the mammoth crowd had no choice but to cheer wildly. Led by Penina Njeri, 11, they sang about peace and love.
“We want to continue giving children an opportunity to show their talents and skills at these children festivals,” said Churchill (Dan Ndambuki), one of the organizers of the event.
“ Children are the future so we want them to meet their role models to guide, encourage and inspire them. When the children get a chance to meet, talk and share the same stage with big musicians, they feel encouraged and inspired,” Churchill added.