Young Kenyan musicians play concert

Sounds of Africa - The children from the choir of Greensteds International School in Nakuru, Kenya and conducted by Nick Mwashimba, gave a concert at Tadcaster Grammar School. They also performed at Heslington Church in York, various locations in Plymouth and at the Kenya High Commission in London before returning home - Photo by Wendy Binns.
Sounds of Africa - The children from the choir of Greensteds International School in Nakuru, Kenya and conducted by Nick Mwashimba, gave a concert at Tadcaster Grammar School. They also performed at Heslington Church in York, various locations in Plymouth and at the Kenya High Commission in London before returning home - Photo by Wendy Binns.

The sounds of Africa filled the hall at Tadcaster Grammar School, as 35 youngsters from Kenya entertained students and staff with their music.

Under musical director Nick Mwashimba, the children aged between 10 to 18-years-old from Greensteds International School in Nakuru played and sang before taking part in took part in a Visual and Performing Arts Evening at the School.

Proceeds from the concerts the Kenyan children play in England will go to the group’s chosen charity, Cherish Exchange Foundation, which cares for children from the slums of Nakuru, gets them off the streets and teaches them a skill.

The trip brought back fond memories for Nick, who obtained a Masters Degree in Music Technology at the University of York in 2006/07.

The group also performed for the Kenya High Commission in London and at schools in Plymouth.

“This has been a very successful tour,” said Nick. “The response to our concerts has been excellent and we have met a lot of lovely people.”

“We have also raised a substantial amount of money for the Cherish Exchange Foundation and that makes us all very happy.”