African children’s choir to perform in Ormond Beach

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The internationally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Tomoka Christian Church in Ormond Beach.

The Watoto Children’s Choir travels around the world to raise awareness about the plight of orphaned children of Africa.

The performance is free and open to all.

“Oh, What Love” features vibrant, original music, dance routines, stories of transformation and audiovisual effects. The show fuses lively contemporary gospel with traditional African rhythm.

Attendees are invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for an optional home-cooked Italian meal, featuring ziti with meatballs for $7 a plate, with all funds benefiting missions.

About the choir
The Watoto Children’s Choir travels around the world to raise awareness about the plight of orphaned children of Africa. UNICEF and UNAIDS organizations estimate that 47.5 million orphans live in sub-Saharan Africa, one-quarter of whom have lost their parents to AIDS.

Watoto is a holistic child-care solution with a mission to serve these dire needs.

Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents and lives in Watoto Children’s Villages, where adults care and nurture them.

The Watoto production debuted in the United States in Sept. 2011 and has performed all over the world.

Choir highlights
• President George W. Bush’s tour of Africa
• The White House
• U.S. National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
• Buckingham Palace
• Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant
• Australian Parliament
• Scottish Parliament
• Canadian Parliament
• World Vision events in Taiwan
• Recording with Nicole C. Mullen
• Recording with Chris Tomlin
• Passion World Tour
• Hillsong Conference Sydney, Australia

Tomoka Christian is located at 1450 Hand Ave., Ormond Beach. The church is on the web at www.tomoka.cc.

For more information about the concert, call 386-677-6455 or email ljohnson@tomoka.cc.

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