The event consisted of a large number of musical performances as well as dance, poetry and painting. Some of the highlights of the night included Jannes Badenhorst and Laura de Bruin’s comical mash-up “A day in the life of a SIC”, a musical skit featuring competing musicians Ryan Coetzee, Angus Fletcher, Isolde Straub and Elyzka Badenhorst titled “Beethoven Battles”, and the duet of Lebogang Boshielo and Thandeka Masombuka who performed a rendition of Alicia Keys’ “If I ain’t got you”. Other acts included a portion of Olympus’s serenade arrangement, six-piece band McBurney’s Point’s original song “Woman”, and Thato Morena’s poem “Strength of a women”, dedicated to his mother. The evening was rounded off by Sibusiswe Jali’s impressive cover of Etta James’s “At last”.

The event was presided over by John-Henry Opperman of the band Klopjag. Opperman navigated his role fantastically, entertaining the audience between acts with succinct introductions and his own performance of two songs.

The audience greatly enjoyed each act and the Musaion was nearly filled to capacity with supporters. Anleo Jansen, chairman of Pulse UP, said that he was impressed with the talent on the night and the variety. The evening showed that UP’s medical students are people with diverse interests and skills and that attending next year ’s event will be worth your while.


Photos: Fezekile Msimang