The 93rd edition of the Kenya National Music Festivals kicked off on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at Kabarak University in Nakuru County.
The music fete  brings together participants from Kenya and the East Africa Community including Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.
The event, which is a culmination of the schools and colleges music extravaganza, will attract over 150,000 participants.
Participants will showcase the rich and rainbow-tinged cultures that define Kenya as a nation and the East African Community . The theme of the 2019 festival is “Enhancing National Unity, Cohesion and Integration through Kenya Music Festival”..
Music and the festival in particular, promotes the preservation and appreciation of the diverse Kenyan cultures to foster national unity, patriotism, nationalism, the Kenyan identity and global recognition among other objectives. The event provides a platform for learners to identify and nurture talents in line with the New competency-based curriculum reforms initiative.
The festival will showcase a variety of genres in music which range from set pieces, folksongs, dances and oriental music among others.
The event will also feature special compositions, African adaptations, elocution in English, French, German, Arabic and sign Language.
Four  ECD CENTRES  sponsored by  Embu County Government represented the  Eastern region at the festivals in four classes they won at the Regional music festivals in Makueni in July 2019.
1.Michegethiu ECDE centre
2.Kigwambiti ECDE centre
3.Kirima ECDE centre
4.Mwea ECDE centre
1.Mwea ECDE Centre. Position One. 90%.Class 802 G (Own choice of African style singing game for nursery schools)
Awarded a Trophy and Merit  certificates
2.Michegethiu ECDE Centre, Position One. 88% Class1119G (Kiswahili choral verse speaking)
Awarded a Trophy and Merit certificates
3.Kigwambiti ECDE Centre, Position Seven . 82% Class 100 (Set piece for Nursery schools)
Awarded Participation certificates
4.Kirima ECDE Centre , Position Eleven.  84%. class 1042G (Special composition on the Theme” Developing learners competencies for nursery schools)
Awarded Participation certificates
This is the first time in the history of National music competitions that a public ECDE Centre from Embu county has won the prestigious  National award.
Mwea ECDE centre that won Position 1 with 90% will showcase  at the  Finalists Concert on 14th August  at Kabarak University and later in the evening entertain  H.E. THE PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA at  the Gala night  at State house Nakuru.
Congratulations to all the teams,  Department of Education Embu County Government and thank you to H.E. THE GOVERNOR  Martin Nyaga Wambora  for supporting the Department achieve its mandate.