Sacred Heart College in Observatory, Johannesburg, once again hosted a fantastic music festival on Heritage Day 2015. The festival showcased talent from the pre-primary, primary and high schools. Alastair Smurthwaite, a teacher at the school, and Wayne Purchase, the deputy principal, also entertained the crowd.
The jazz section of the festival included legendary South African musicians Paul Hanmer, Judith Sephuma, Simphiwe Dana and Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse. Festival revellers were also treated to a special performance by the newly appointed German Ambassador to South Africa, Walter Lindner, performing with Mabuse.
The party continued on into the night with ‘festinos’ dancing to music by DJ Fresh, Euphonik and the RISE DJs.
The festival highlighted Sacred Heart College’s stand against xenophobia. All funds raised will go directly towards the education of refugee learners who are part of the school’s Three2Six Education Project.
The atmosphere was electric and the vibe contagious as many who attended donned their traditional attire in recognition of Heritage Day. This was a coming together of all Africans to celebrate our African heritage.
Category: Summer 2015