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African children's choir to perform

The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform at Summerland Pentecostal Church on Sunday morning. - Photo submitted
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform at Summerland Pentecostal Church on Sunday morning.
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The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform in Summerland once again this month.

The choir, made up of children from an orphanage in Africa, will perform at Summerland Pentecostal Church on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Jack McNeill, pastor of the church, said the music will be traditional African worship music, with drumming and dancing. “The concert is as much a visual presentation as it is auditory,” he said.

The choir was established in 1994 and since that time, 55 choirs have travelled globally. Choirs have performed in countries around the world.

The children in the choirs are from an orphanage in northern Uganda.

“What they’re accomplishing in Uganda is giving children a home,” McNeill said.

There are more than 2,500 children in the Watoto Children’s Villages. Children in the villages have been orphaned as a result of HIV and AIDS, war and poverty. Some have been rescued from roles as child soldiers.

 

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