The Watoto Children’s Choir traveling from Africa began its six-month U.S tour in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Dec. 14, 2013, and continuing its tour through the West Coast — ending in Washington on April 4. All performances of “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation” are free and open to the public. See tour schedule posted at: http://www.watoto.com/the-choir/see-the-choir
The Watoto Children’s Choir acts as Watoto ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Watoto is a holistic childcare solution initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and its people, according a press release.
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 own country.
“Through the choir’s Concert of Hope, we share a message of transformation by telling the story of Africa’s rescued orphans and women, said Gary Skinner, Watoto Founder. “We hope to reach out to audiences with the message of Christ’s healing power.”
Watoto’s Children Choirs, featuring music and dance — an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm —has traveled internationally since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty.
Since its inception, 64 choirs have traveled globally. The choirs have been to Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, France and the U.S, among others. Their audiences have included royalty, presidents, ministers and the ordinary person. Learn more at watoto.com/the-choir.