Daniel Carp once said that music is one way for young people to connect with themselves, but it is also a bridge for connecting with others. Through music we can introduce children to the richness and diversity of the human family and to the myriad of life. This is exactly what happened at this Sunday’s Mumford & Sons concert at the Grand Parade. The grand parade was a beautiful place to have the concert as it is surrounded by the city hall, the castle of good hope and the table mountain backdrop that follows you everywhere. It is not just a venue in a city. It holds more of an emotional connection that generates unity. From the markets that are held there on weekends to its historic value, where Nelson Mandela addressed South Africans for the first time after his release in 1990. The ambiance they had planned for was definitely achieved. A brief history about the band Mumford and Sons if you don’t know, they are an English folk rock band. They became worldly known after their 2009 album “sigh no more” which won best album at the British Awards, was nominated for a Grammy award for best album and got to perform alongside the famous Bob Dylan. On Sunday they gave us a performance just as good as they did in the Grammy awards if not better. They sang all the hits, from ‘Timeshell’ to ‘Lover of the light’. However, the best moment of all had to be seeing people of all races, different age groups and polar opposite personalities singing lyric by lyric together as if this was what they did on karaoke night every Friday. I’m happy that I’m able to say that I have witnessed the sheer power of music.

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