’This is America’ choreographer, Sherrie Silver celebrates with underprivileged and disabled Kids

By IGIHE
On 24 May 2018 at 12:00

Rwandan native dancer Sherrie Silver, the choreographer behind the latest musical sensation ’This is America’ celebrated the latest victory with Rwandans by throwing a party for former homeless, underprivileged and disabled kids.

The party took place yesterday at the Club Rafiki in Nyamirambo. It was a chance for the former homeless children Sherrie saved from the streets and disabled children to enjoy sumptuous and unlimited food, drinks, toys, and simply have fun.

The silver dancer made sure the children were all smiling broadly as she danced for them, played with them and advised them like a big sister would.

Sherrie Silver said that she believed in a great future for the children. She said she was a living proof that growing up in difficult conditions did not affect one’s future. Through her passion for dance, Sherrie Silver grew up to be a very popular artist where she came to work with several world-renowned stars, like Childish Gambino.

“I grew up in very difficult conditions, we didn’t have much, I didn’t have a father since he died before I was born, but look where I am now. I’m a good example that anyone’s life can change for the better.” she said

“Street-children mean a lot to me. Most of the time, I want everything to be perfect, from great dancers to great children, but this time I wanted the less privileged, those who can’t make it to school, those who have little, so to show everyone that anything is possible. Just wait for it, these children will grow up to be exceptional people.”

During the celebrations, Sherrie Silver was accompanied by her mother whom she lives with in England.

Sherrie Silver’s work in “This is America” was greatly enhanced by her work with children.

In an Interview with Glamour, Silver spoke of the importance of engaging in political discourse through creativity. Of the decision to have the kids happily continue dancing in the midst of the violence of the song ‘This is America’, she said, “For me, I was just trying to show that the kids are the light in all the darkness around them. So that was done in a very subtle way of having these happy, amazing children dancing and enjoying their lives and not paying attention to everything going on around them.”

Sherrie Silver, the choreographer for Childish Gambino’s "This Is America" video, is originally from Huye District, Rwanda and has performed in around 30 countries.

Sherrie Silver encouraged street-children to believe in themselves, that their lives could change for the better
Eric Kabera who played a hand in Sherrie's career evolution in the movie "Africa United" was present in the event
During the celebrations, Sherrie Silver was accompanied by her mother whom she lives with in England.
Sherrie Silver with disabled kids
While speaking to the children, Sherrie Silver said she was a living proof that growing up in difficult conditions did not affect one's future.
The Party was a chance for the former homeless children Sherrie saved from the streets and disabled kids children to enjoy sumptuous and unlimited food, drinks, toys, and simply have fun.
One of the dancers from the dance group The Unique Silver Dancers, founded by Sherrie Silver
The children were entertained by Sherrie Silver who danced for them

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