Choir tour 'Beautiful America: A New Generation' to visit Herrin April 10 | Events
HERRIN, IL (KFVS) - Watoto, a holistic care program, initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people, is thrilled to present a brand new choir tour entitled "Beautiful Africa: A New Generation."
The production will be presented at Christian Life Center on April 10 at 7 p.m. The tour began in Houston, Texas and will tour for six months visiting several cities throughout the U.S including Baton Rouge, La., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Lexington Ky., Cincinnati Ohio, Pittsburgh Pa., Buffalo N.Y., Detroit, Mich., and Grand Rapids, Mich., concluding the tour in Chicago, Ill.
With vibrant, original African music; dance routines; life-transforming stories, the tour is indicative of the new generation of leaders emerging out of Watoto.
“Through the choir’s Concert of Hope, we share a message of transformation by telling the story of Africa’s rescued orphans and women. We hope to reach out to audiences with the message of Christ’s healing power,” said Gary Skinner, Watoto Founder.
With its genuine appeal, accompanied by music and dance - an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm - the globally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir has traveled internationally since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty.
Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents. They live in Watoto Children’s Villages where they receive the care and nurture they need to grow up as productive citizens of their country.
Since it began, 58 choirs have traveled globally, providing the children with a bigger worldview, an unusual opportunity they would otherwise never get. The choirs have been to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and USA, among others. Their audiences have included royalty, presidents, ministers and the common people alike, capturing many hearts wherever they go.
For more information or to schedule an interview with the choir, please contact U.S Watoto Communications Director, Jeanine Bedell at 813-449-2927.
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