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Choir returns to Penticton

A choir comprised of African children orphaned by AIDS, war and poverty is scheduled to perform original music, dance routines and storytelling in Penticton next week. Beautiful Africa: A New Generation features the voices of the Watato Childrens’ Choir and original African music, dance routines and life stories

Established in 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choir represents the millions of children affected by HIV/AIDS, war and poverty. Each member of the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents and lives in one of three Watoto Children’s Villages in Kampala and Gulu, Uganda, where the Watoto organization cares for more than 2,500 orphaned or abandoned kids.

Concert admission is free but merchandise, including CDs, DVDs, t-shirts and handcrafted free trade items made by mothers in another Watato program, Living Hope, is available for sale.

While the choir tours regularly, this is their first appearance in Penticton since 2010.

The childrens’ choir is perfoming on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m in the Bethel Church in Penticton. For more information on Watato, visit their website at www.watoto.com.

 

 

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