On Thursday 2nd, pupils from various high schools gathered together in the Noel Taylor Hall to celebrate the rich and vibrant isiXhosa culture.
The night was jam-packed with entertainment: the harmonious and joyful songs of choirs;, the gqom and gumboot dances that raised the roof; the profound and gripping poems, as well as several other performances. It was spectacular, to say the least!
The joy and cheer as the audience watched - an audience of of all ages and cultures - could be felt in the air that night. The delicious meal served during the interval was equally well received.
The isiXhosa culture is one that many are proud to be a part of, for obvious reasons, and definitely one that deserves the type of appreciation and reverence that it was given at this event.
A big thanks goes to the Xhosa Club for organising and running a successful and entertaining evening. A special thanks to all the diligent Westerfordians who helped run the evening.
This event was Mc-ed by Liya Kilani and managed by Xhosa Club chairperson Nathi Mkonto, Mrs Mapukata and Mr Dugmore.
Enkosi ngosuku olumnandi, kwaye enkosi ngokubhiyozela isiko lesiXhosa nathi. (Thank you for the great evening and for joining us to celebrate the Xhosa culture).
- by Emmanuel Abiodun - Grade 11