An energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm, the globally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease. With a message of hope they raise awareness and support for Watoto, an holistic care programme, initiated to answer the cry of these vulnerable ones. Watoto choirs act as ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa.
Issues such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, the effects of war and the child soldier crisis in Northern Ugandan are highlighted.
Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of their parents either through war or disease. They live in Watoto children’s villages. The experience gives the children exposure to other cultures broadening their worldview. It also gives them confidence and boldness and helps them rise up out of their own situations of sadness and despair.
The choirs have toured Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Australasia, Canada, UK, Germany, France, USA, South America, Hong Kong, China and Japan.
Their audiences have included princes and paupers, warming many hearts wherever they go.
Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission through their stories, music and dance.
Some Of Watoto Children’s Choir Highlights
• US National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC. 2004, February 2009
• Buckingham Palace, October 2007
• President George W. Bush’s Tour of Africa, June 2003
• White House in USA, May/June 2003
• Millennium Celebration at Namboole Stadium (Uganda – Dec 1999 into January 2000)
• Australia Parliament, July 2006 (Parliament Convening)
• Scottish Parliament, May 2005 (Parliament Convening)
• Canadian Parliament February 2008 (Parliament Convening)
• Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting in Uganda, November 2007
• Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland, August 2006
• World Vision Events in Taiwan, 2007 and 2008
• Joyce Meyer Conference, March 2008
• Chris Tomlin ‘Hello Love’ Tour in LA, February 2009
• Spring Harvest UK, March and April 2006, 2008
• Recording with Nicole C Mullen in Nashville, February
• 2008 Recording with Chris Tomlin in Nashville, February
• 2008 Passion World Tour – May 2008
• Recording with CompassionArt – May 2008
• Hillsong Conference Sydney Australia, July 2007
• Watoto Children’s Choir performing with Chris Tomlin
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