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From Africa with Love

The African Children
The African Children's Choir is a memorable and unique experience. The choir will appear in Castlegar on July 4.
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The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with its charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.They’re bringing the compelling experience to Castlegar’s New Life Church, 7 p.m. on Friday, July 4.

The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.

The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently, Queen Elizabeth II of England for her diamond jubilee. The choir has also had the honour of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers.

Most recently, the African Children’s Choir accompanied South African opera singer, Pumeza Matshikiza on some tracks for her debut album which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Promotional support of this community concert is greatly appreciated.

The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

The time and place, once again, 7 p.m., July 4 at the New Life Church, 602 7th Avenue. No tickets, donations welcome.

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