KAMPALA – The African Children’s Choir has announced a string of US tour dates as it continues its mandate of sharing the message of hope through Christ across the continent.
The youngsters will commence the “Just As I Am” tour with Apache Wells Community Church today, September 14, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. On September 16th, they will perform at Sunshine Acres Children’s Homes still in Arizona, and later move to the West Coast where they will minister at various locations till March next year.
The Uganda-based Choirs are composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease.
CEO and founder of the African Children’s Choir, Ray Barnett says the one-time Grammy nominated choir represents all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.
During their performances, the children melt the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles and delightful African tunes, accompanied by ethnic instrumentation.
The Choirs seek to raise funds from generous donations from individuals who attend their concerts, to build schools in cities and villages in an effort to provide education for children in conflict-ridden areas of the country.
The African Children’s Choir has recorded albums and performed with such international gospel music crossovers like Bebe & Cece Winans, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Franklin and Ron Kenoly with whom they have toured Africa.
The African Children’s Choir is more than just a choir, according to Ray Barnett.
“It’s part of a larger, international, Christian organization called Music for Life, which provides thousands of impoverished children throughout Africa with the education, discipleship and leadership skills needed to rise above their conditions so they can bring positive, lasting change to their families, communities, and countries,”
Over the past 30+ years, the children have appeared in thousands of concerts around the world, including concerts at the Pentagon and the United Nations.
They have been featured on popular television shows, including “The Tonight Show” and “American Idol”. The Choir has had the privilege of performing at the Royal Albert Hall, London as part of the BBC Proms series.
They have performed for the Queen as well as other royalty and world leaders. They have performed alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry and even recorded music for Hollywood movie soundtracks.
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