The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa, made up of youngsters who have lost one or both parents to war, poverty or disease, will perform three free concerts in Western New York in June.
The performances, titled “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation,” include vibrant African music, dance routines and stories that raise awareness about the plight of orphaned African children.
The performances are scheduled for:
• 6 p.m. June 1 at the Alden Mennonite Church, 923 Two Rod Road, Alden.
• 11 a.m. June 2 in the Expressway Assembly of God, 260 Eggert Road.
• 6 p.m. June 2 in the Victory Assembly of God, 688 Tonawanda St.
The choir, which is based in Kampala, Uganda, and was started in 1994, is one of 60 choirs traveling throughout the world to tell the story of the Watoto project.
All of the choir members live in Watoto villages and travel with a team of adults.
The group that will visit Western New York began a six-month tour of the United States with a performance in Texas on Jan. 13.