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.