If an opportunity to see the Watoto Children’s Choir presents itself, take advantage. The performers are energetic, entertaining, and Christian. If you’re not into religion, that’s okay, they’re just plain good. They dance from the heart and soul, and despite having fought tragic odds, smile with genuine happiness. Their joy is infectious.
These abandoned, orphaned and vulnerable children received a second chance thanks to Watoto Church. They recognize and appreciate this, and are proud to tell you so. Their on-stage tales are brief, but poignant, and bring tears of sadness and joy—because every sad story has a happy ending.
A little history: fifty million children in Africa have been orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war or poverty, and illness. Watoto Children’s Choirs have been travelling internationally for close to two decades. Through song, dance, music and narrative they promote an awareness of the dire circumstances in their country. I don't normally promote events or people, but having seen the choir last week has left an impression. You may want to check them out at www.watoto.com.