Friday, July 10, 2009
Aphia II Rift Valley Festival
The Aphia II provincial festival marked its 2nd year with a lot of pomp, originality and creativity.the large number of new entrants in the competition characterized its growth as it was clear that it had opened an opportunity for youths to express themselves artistically through Drama as a tool for behavior change communication. The theme ‘Afya Yangu wajibu wangu’ which means ‘my health my Responsibility’ calls out for the people in the community to take charge of their health and live positively in order to protect them and their loved ones. Chanuka PTC from Kitale caused quite a stir in the competition with entries in almost every category. B.I.G. scooped the best group overall in the festival grabbing the title from Makry Group Kenya who still undoubtedly proved to be the loved ones in terms of creativity and classic performance. They scooped the award for best play and best choral verse and Chanuka PTC grabbed the categories of Oral narrative and contemporary music. B.I.G. were left to pick the Traditional dance and Solo Verse that carried the day.