The Watoto Children’s Choir performed at the Ocean Shores Public School last Thursday as part of their current Australian tour. The choir, made up of orphan children from Uganda, travels the world singing and spreading hope. They perform an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythms.
The choir has travelled internationally since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty.
A spokesperson for the choir said that each child in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents and lives in Watoto Children’s Villages where they receive the care and nurture they need to grow up as productive citizens of their country.
Since its inception, 56 similar Watoto choirs have travelled globally, and their audiences have included royalty, presidents and prime ministers ‘and the common people alike, capturing many hearts wherever they go’.
To view the choir’s video visit http://vimeo.com/36971927.