Sunday, October 2, 2011
Watoto Children's Choir is coming to Anchor Baptist Church in Kuna
The Watoto Children’s Choir will be at Anchor Baptist Church, 7910 S. Meridian Road, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.
“Beautiful Africa: A New Generation” will include vibrant, original African music, dance routines and life-transforming stories.
“Through the choir’s Concert of Hope, we share a message of transformation by telling the story of Africa’s rescued orphans and women,” said Gary Skinner, Watoto founder. “We hope to reach out to audiences with the message of Christ’s healing power.”
The production debuted in the U.S. this month and will travel through Canada, the UK, Australia and South Africa starting in January. The six-month U.S. tour visits Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and New Mexico, concluding in Denver.
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.
Since its inception, 49 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, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and the U.S., among others. Their audiences have included royalty, presidents, ministers and the common people alike, capturing many hearts wherever they go. Visit http://watotochoirs.wordpress.com for regular updates on choirs on the road. Go to www.watoto.com/choir for the full itinerary.