Last week from 22-24 May, the combined M3 from Arusha and Moshi campus traveled to Tumaini University’s Cultural Arts Center for the Interdisciplinary Trip combining Arts and Kiswahili.
Under the themes of “Kilimo ni Uti wa Mgongo” and “Sanaa na Mazingira Yake” students participated in Performing and Visual Arts workshops conducted in a mixture of Kiswahili and English. The workshops included drumming/drum-making, dancing/drama, and drama/props-making, all to be included in the final, summative performance given by students and CAC staff. All students learned how to tie and dye their own clothes.
Our very own Neel “Lightman” and Aryan “Soundman” were able to learn how to produce lighting effects and control sound for a large venue. Along with the students’ own development with Arts and Language skills, they were able to see a wide array of performances on Tanzanian instruments from different regions as well as watch a professional performance of Music, Dance, and Drama presented by CAC staff, all focused on specific traditions across the entire nation.
The student performance was a great success enjoyed both by audience members and the students themselves. It is sure to be a memorable trip for all! Thank you to Mwalimu Gift Tyea for accompanying and to the Moshi staff for their help.