The event was organized to celebrate South Africa’s athletes and officials taking part in this year’s games, and the proceedings kicked off in grand style when a large projection screen allowed attendees to Watch one of the true stars of SA sport, fast. man Akani Simbine, registered his name in the men’s 100m final by sprinting and secured a comfortable victory in his half. The amphitheater went down well, this is the latest manifestation of Mzansi’s winning streak at the Commonwealth Games which is fast shaping up to be one of the best for the land of smiles and sunshine.
Indeed, sport, art and culture are closely related, so after hearing a briefing from Minister Mthethwa, Dr Mamabolo and SASCOC President, Barry Hendriks, Ekhaya turned his attention to music and dance. The music from South African artiste Vusi Mahlasela and “Qadasi na Makingga’ filled every mover with good vibes and got the crowd on their feet, showcase the kind of collective sound that many in Birmingham won’t have.
Flying the flag overhead
The series closed with what was to be many performances of the evening, as a performance from Tribanghi Dance Theater reminded us all that we are truly beautiful together. The group’s inspiring performance combines traditional Zulu and Indian music in a way that works well, even when you think it shouldn’t. In many ways this is the story of South Africa and South Africans – it is a country built on struggle and often defined by setbacks, and driven forward by the common things that exist. even in the variety and deep feeling of patriotism.
“As South Africa’s representative in the region, it is a great honor to welcome not only the senior delegation but also the entire South African team to Birmingham, a region that I have represented for 11 years. The number of South African medals going Fast forward to the right way as our athletes join us again in many disciplines. Tonight’s scene is a reminder of everything we love about South Africa”,
said Avi Lasarow, South African Honorary Consul in the Midlands.
A taste of the house
As evening fell, guests gathered and got a taste of home, savoring the Motherland’s favorite grapes alongside some delicious local cuisine, while basking in the mid-20s on a hot summer day. As we move past the halfway point in what has so far been a well-delivered Commonwealth Games, it is clear that South Africans have turned out in good numbers to support our fine players, as they look to challenge once again. world famous people beyond music. , Birmingham pond and garden.
Diplomat Avi Lasarow welcomes the spirit of Ubuntu for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the consular district of Birmingham.
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