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The Watoto Children’s Choir traveling from Africa kicked-off their six month U.S tour in Tomball, TX on Sunday January 13, 2013 and are continuing their tour through Dexter, Monroe, Sterling Heights, Fenton, Brighton, Saginaw, Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Holland, Sparta, Portage and Sturgis from June 12, 2013 through June 27, 2013. 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.

“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 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, 60 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 https://www.watoto.com/the-choir/see-the-choir

Choir Schedule for Michigan area:

City

Day

Date

Time

Venue

Address

Dexter

Wednesday

Jun12

7 p.m.

Dexter United Methodist Church

7643 Huron River Dr.

Monroe

Thursday

Jun 13

7 p.m.

New Freedom Family Church

3928 E. Dunbar Rd.

Sterling Heights

Sunday

Jun 16

9 a.m.

Freedom Christian Assembly of God

41380 Ryan Rd.

Sterling Heights

Sunday

Jun 16

11 a.m.

Freedom Christian Assembly of God

41380 Ryan Rd.

Fenton

Sunday

Jun 16

6 p.m.

Tyrone Covenant Presbyterian Church

10235 White Lake Rd.

Brighto

n

Tuesday

Jun 18

7 p.m.

242 Community Church

7526 W. Grand River

Saginaw

Wednesday

Jun 19

7 p.m.

Victorious Believers Ministries

 

624 S. Outer Dr.

Muskegon

Thursday

Jun 20

6 p.m.

Lakeside United Methodist Church

2160 Crozier Ave.

Grand Rapids

Friday

Jun 21

7 p.m.

Shawnee Park CRC @ GRCHS

2255 Tecumseh Dr. SE

Muskegon

Saturday

Jun 21

6 p.m.

Muskegon First Free Methodist Church

1400 E. Hile Rd.

Holland

Sunday

Jun 23

10 a.m.

Fellowship Reformed Church

300 N. 168th Ave.

Holland

Sunday

Jun 23

7 p.m.

Fellowship Reformed Church

300 N. 168th Ave.

Sparta

Tuesday

Jun 25

7 p.m.

Sparta United Methodist Church

54 E. Division St.

Portage

Wednesday

Jun 26

7 p.m.

Pathfinder Church

8740 S. Westnedge

Sturgis

Thursday

Jun 27

7 p.m.

Sturgis Wesleyan Church

907 N. Nottawa

 

About Watoto:

Watoto is a holistic care solution providing for the physical, emotional, medical, spiritual and academic needs of children in Africa. Watoto was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Africa. It is positioned to rescue an individual, raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life so that they in turn will rebuild their nations.

About the Watoto Children’s Choir:

Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission through their stories, music and dance. Watoto choirs act as ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. 

 

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