News Sartell St. Joseph — 29 May 2014
Watoto to perform concert in Sartell

The world-famous Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 at Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell.

The name of the choir’s nationwide tour is “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.”

Everyone is invited.

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 care they need to become productive citizens of their countries.

With vibrant, original African music, dances and life-transforming stories, the choir personifies the new generation of hope on the African continent.

The choirs have traveled worldwide since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa who have been orphaned as a result of HIV-AIDS, war and/or poverty.

Its current U.S. tour began in Dallas and will end in Denver.

Watoto is the African name for a holistic care solution providing for the physical, emotional, medical and spiritual needs of the children of Africa. It creates hope and leadership programs for children orphaned under the most tragic conditions.

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The Watoto Children’s Choir delivers concerts filled with song, dance and story-telling. It will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 at Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell.

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