Concerts + Recitals, City Picks

African Children's Choir Concert

When: Fri., July 31, 7 p.m. 2009

The African Children’s Choir is composed of children from across the African continent who tour the world sharing their music. Choir Founder Ray Barnett looks at the youths as little ambassadors: “The children in the Choir represent millions of children in Africa,” he says. “They are bright, articulate and motivated. We believe they can make a difference.” The difference they make is in spreading awareness and raising money to support members of the choir and children across Africa. Though their concerts are free, donations are gratefully accepted.

In their 25 years in service, the choir has performed for millions around the world, from small concerts like the upcoming Charleston show, to appearances on American Idol and Live 8 in London. Each year, a new choir is formed, and former members are returned to their homes to finish their education.

At the show, expect a high-energy mix of traditional African songs and dances, well-known gospel favorites, and children’s songs. We think the tagline on their website says it best: “Helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow.” —Erica Jackson

Price: Free

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