Kearsney College Culture 2015. - page 5

W
e are South Africans.We
sing and we dance when
other nations think it is
inappropriate. We encapsulate
more diversity than any other
nation on earth, yet we are all
bound by our deep love for culture.
The earliest San paintings in the
Karoo depict scenes of festivals
where ancient man gathered to
celebrate through dance
and music. Our history
has been passed on to
us through a rich culture
of story-telling. We are
a nation that chooses
to dance when we are
protesting. We are a nation that
sings when we are mourning, and
not the sombre hum of hymns
either, but the robust chorus of
voices lifted in celebration of life.
And whether we learnt to sokkie
at the local church hall, play the
djembe at a family celebration or
ululate in the fields with our cousins,
we are all joined by the deep spirit
of cultural appreciation that
runs through our souls.
Despite this, we are
watching the appreciation
and expression of the
traditional arts slowly
dissolve into small pockets of
activities amongst our youth
today.The reality is that in many
schools cultural pursuits are being
curtailed by budgetary constraints
BYANDREA FRIPP
Director Clubs & Culture
Kearsney College
Celebrating our Culture
Our history has
been passed on
to us through a
rich culture of
story-telling.
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