African children’s choir to visit

Message of hope . . . The Watoto Children's Choir will present free concerts in Dunedin this weekend. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The Watoto Children’s Choir, which travels the world sharing a message of hope, will visit Dunedin this weekend.

Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, performing somewhere in the world on almost every day of the year. They are ambassadors of hope for Africa’s most vulnerable children and women.

Through their music, the children share the message that it is “possible to have joy, to laugh and to have hope, no matter what you’re going through”.

Like Africa, the Watoto Children’s Choir’s performance is vibrant and colourful, as the children and women share their personal stories of triumph in story and song.

Watoto is a family made up of people from all over the world who are working together to ensure that the forgotten have a place to belong.

In a time of civil war, Watoto planted a local church in Kampala, Uganda to speak hope and life to the nation.

Since then, Watoto has placed thousands of orphans in families, empowered thousands of vulnerable women to reach their communities, rescued babies and former child soldiers, and sent children’s choirs across six continents.

Material from the Watoto Children’s Choir’s latest album release, We Will Go, will be presented at two free concerts in Dunedin.

These will be held this Friday, February 28, from 7pm at the Dunedin Salvation Army HQ, 160 Crawford St; and on Saturday, February 29, from 7pm at Dunedin City Nations Church, 334 King Edward St.

The choir will also participate in the Sunday morning service on March 1, from 10am, at East Taieri Presbyterian Church, Cemetery Rd, Mosgiel.