Watoto Choir bring their high energy to CUMC Friday

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LINWOOD – The Watoto Choir has filled every seat at the Central United Methodist Church in Linwood in their six previous visits and they will no doubt do it again Friday, Nov. 16 when the Ugandan youth group brings their positive and reaffirming message to the church.

All of the children in the Watoto choir have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS, war and disease but their message is one of hope and love that blends their culture and the commitment to build a better Africa. The choir dresses in colorful native garb and their music combines the rhythms and sounds of Africa merged to contemporary pop. The result is a beat that will have everyone in the church caught up in the sounds. The international tour serves to raise both awareness of the 2,000 orphans and young female survivors of brutal war atrocities that are cared for by the Watoto Children's Ministry and of the resources to carry on the Watoto mission which recently expanded its orphanage program into South Africa. 
 The concert is free and open to the public. There will be a good will offering for the choir. On sale after the concert are goods made by the survivors of atrocities; dolls, jewelry, bags and T-shirts who are now living in the Watoto village. There will also be CD’s of the Watoto Choir available.
The Watoto Choir concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at CUMC, 5 Marvin Ave. in Linwood at the corner of Shore Road and Central Avenue.

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