Watoto Children's Choir
Thursday, February 28th
WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR LAUNCHES NEW ALBUM
In January 2019, Watoto, an NGO in Uganda, East Africa, brings you the Watoto Children’s Choir performing their brand new album, “We Will Go”. The 6-month tour presents the story of abandoned African children and vulnerable women, who’ve been empowered to rise above their circumstances, and answer the call to be part of the new Africa - ready to make a difference in the world. We Will Go will be presented at Iron Springs Christian Reformed Church Lethbridge on February 28th at 6:30 pm. The full choir schedule can be viewed online at https://www.watoto.com/app/choir/calendar .
Jackie, an 11-year-old who will be travelling on the choir, was abandoned by her parents when she was only 4 years old. She was found by a Good Samaritan before Watoto became her permanent home and family.
When we asked her about travelling on choir, she said, “I heard that Canada is very cold. When I travel on the choir, I want to play in the snow. I dream of becoming a teacher when I grow up, so on tour, I will continue to help my friends with their homework. I also learned the Canadian anthem and I can’t wait to sing it there.”
Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s most vulnerable children and women. On almost every day of the year, the choir is performing somewhere in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people get to meet some of Africa’s future leaders. People see their smiles and are embraced by their hugs. The children have the distinct privilege of telling people, “It’s possible to have joy, to laugh and to have hope, no matter what you’re going through.”
Like Africa, the production is vibrant and colourful, taking you on an emotional journey from utter despair to joyous celebration, as the children and women share their personal stories of triumph in story and song.
Other than coming to Africa yourself, what better way to learn about all the good things happening in Uganda through this stirring, musical experience?
The “We Will Go” album can be downloaded on iTunes at https://bit.ly/wewillgo. All proceeds made from the album go to Watoto in Uganda to provide vulnerable children and women with homes, education, medical care, and most of all the love of a family.
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