The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Senior School: Annual Musical Play

12 June 2013

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi – Senior School held their annual musical play at the Oshwal Center Theatre on 24th and 25th May 2013.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi – Senior School held their annual musical play at the Oshwal Center Theatre on 24th and 25th May 2013.

Set during wartime northern Uganda, "Why The Birds Sing To Me" is a musical drama, depicting the story of the children who were abducted and returned to their communities in northern Uganda during the 20 years of its course. The drama entailed tragedy, love, betrayal, hope, redemption, and healing in a lively, magical and soulful performance by talented students of the Aga Khan Academy.

An exciting and innovative fusion of the Broadway musical and African oral storytelling, the performance featured dance, song and metaphor. The moving story of these children brought the audience an array of universal lessons. Indeed the story revealed a deep need for healing and reconciliation, for the prevention of violence against children, and the promotion of human rights.