Music festival goes spiritual as participants reflect on their Christian faith in style

Students form Kisumu Polytechnic perform a spiritual folk song Ohinga at the ongoing Kenya music Festival in Kisumu. PHOTO/GEORGE ORIDO/STANDARD]

Participants from secondary schools and those from technical colleges took time yesterday to reflect on their faith, but in an African idiom. It was a day of thrilling performances inspired by the Independent African worship as tunes of Legio Maria, African Nineveh, Akorino and Roho Ofweny among others rent the air.

Muyale Inzai ‘s arrangement from Namibian song Tuli Tuli was spiritually inspiring as girls from Kisima Girls' High School in Samburu rendered this serenading piece that advocates and calls for peace.

Kisumu National Polytechnic came with a powerful piece, Ohinga, that remembers the days before and after the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus.

The mood swing from sorrow and that of triumph makes it so exciting and they actually won the class ahead of Sigala Gala Technical followed by Nkabune Technical Meru and Meru TTI who tied in position three.

Bridgewater Girls' High School asked for God’s intervention in whatever they do in an own arrangement, as Mama Ngina Girls' from Mombasa anchored their faith in a song that remembered the deep faith of Father Abraham who could stand any temptation coming his way.

And Bishop Okoth Girls' Ojola brought back that Epolo Wanamor Amora, In heaven we shall be happy in a way that turned the Kisumu Girls' School auditorium almost into a worship church.