Once in a while comes a story, which you can call an out of the box one. Neighbouring Uganda and perhaps many child soldiers around the world are victim to war, the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi Senior School staged a musical drama called “Why the Birds Sing to Me” at the Oshwal Centre on Friday 24th May. This musical drama was written by Katherine Liao and Jeffrey Weeks Harrison and directed by Mark Brennan.
(Photos courtesy of Marie Tixier-Brennan)
A simple setting of a stubborn girls school headmistress cornered when three of her students are kidnapped by the rebels, the people of the village gather to plot their escape and a love story tries to triumph over the rebel leader’s quest for power. The singing talents were vast and the music held the suspense close most of the time. The message of the drama was that reconciliation, peace and healing are most important to overcome human tragedy.