Sunday, January 20, 2013

watoto (lululululu)

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

What a treat to have the Watoto Children's Choir in church this morning.

These Ugandan orphans are bundles of energy, music and smiles. Can they sing and dance!

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Their stories touch the heart. So much pain in their short lives. Most have lost parents to illness, often AIDs.  Some were abandoned in hospitals when they were infants. Others were left in the care of aging grandparents, older siblings, or to fend for themselves. Each child's story is full of pathos.

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour
"I Am Not Forgotten" sung by Watoto

It was lovely to see the affection these kids get from their chaperones (the taller four people in the choir). These are young people from the Watoto church who accompany the choir on their six-month tour to look after the children, some as young as eight.


Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour


I was moved by their enthusiasm, gratitude, joy, energy, and hope for Uganda's and Africa's future.

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

This group, along with five other choirs, are currently touring. Check their website to see if a Watoto Choir is coming to your area. If they are you won't want to miss them!

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour


Check out the video for a sample of their sound and energy.



Violet Nesdoly / poems

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2 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

Sadly, they won't be anywhere near me, Violet, but they look wonderful. Thanks for so many photos!

Mary Haskett said...

They are a joy to watch and remind us so well of God's amazing love for all people. Thanks for posting.

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