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Watoto Children’s Choirs to perform

By Staff | Mar 2, 2013

Photo provided The Watoto Children’s Choirs from Africa will be performing locally this weekend and Tuesday.

The Watoto Children’s Choirs traveling from Africa began their five-month Eastern U.S tour in Oak Bluffs, Mass., Oct. 6, 2012, and are continuing their tour through Jacksonville, Tampa, Mt. Dora, The Villages, Gainesville, Inverness, Ocala, Kissimmee, Oviedo, Port St. Lucie, Key Largo, Loxahatchee, Tamarac, Fort Myers, Palm Bay, Sarasota, Venice, Wesley Chapel and Homestead through March 15. Exact locations and times of the performances entitled “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation” can be found at the end of this release. All performances are free and open to the public.

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 child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people.

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.

With vibrant, original African music; dance routines; life-transforming stories, the tours is indicative of the new generation of leaders emerging out of Watoto.

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 Choirs 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, 56 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, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, France and the U.S, among others. Their audiences have included royalty, presidents, ministers, and the ordinary person, capturing many hearts wherever they go.

To preview a performance of the choir visit: www.watoto.com/the-choir

For the full choir schedule in the U.S. go to www.watoto.com/the-choir/see-the-choir

– Today, March 2, 6 p.m. – McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers

– Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m. – Celebration Family Church, 13500 Freshman Lane, Fort Myers.

– Sunday, March 3, 6 p.m. – Victory Christian Center, 11431 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers.

– Tuesday, March 5, 6 p.m. – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 770 Orange Grove Blvd., North Fort Myers.