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Immanuel Lutheran to host choir from Africa

May 06, 2014

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 titled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.

The production will be presented at Immanuel Lutheran Church on May 8, at 7 p.m. The tour began in Dallas, Texas, and the choir will tour for six months visiting several cities throughout the United States including Albuquerque, N.M.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Saint Louis, Mo.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Minneapolis, Minn. and Des Moines, concluding the tour in Denver, Colo.

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,” says 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.

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