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African children's choir to play Isle of Wight shows

Mon 5 Mar 2012

African children's choir to play Isle of Wight shows

Tourists on Isle of Wight holidays this week could take in a performance by an African children's choir that is currently touring the island.

Singers from the renowned Watoto African children's choir are on the Isle of Wight and will be starting their run of shows tomorrow night (March 6th).

St Boniface Church is hosting the first of the performances, before the group moves on to play at St John's Church in Oakfield on Wednesday, Bembridge Methodist Church on Thursday and St John's Church in Sandown on Friday.

According to the Isle of Wight County Press, St Thomas's Square in Newport will be hosting a show on Saturday night before the tour comes to an end on Sunday at Sandown Bay Academy.

It is three years since the choir has been on the Isle of Wight, so the shows are sure to be popular among both those on Isle of Wight holidays and local residents on the island.

Concerts are free to attend, although a collection will be passed around at the shows, while CDs, DVDs and hand-made African goods will all be for sale as well.

The tour has been dubbed Beautiful Africa and the young people - all of whom are orphaned children - will be singing and dancing at the performances.

A short presentation will also be given, showing "the work of Watoto child care ministries and how it rescues and cares for orphans and widows", the news provider noted.

The children live with Watoto child care ministries in Kampala, Uganda and once it has finished its tour of the Isle of Wight, it will be going on to play shows across the whole of the UK during the rest of the month.

More UK shows are scheduled for April, May and the rest of the summer.

Posted by Adam PearsonADNFCR-3083-ID-801309908-ADNFCR

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