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10:06am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
AN African children’s choir wowed crowds in the North-East on Saturday.
A busking session by the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir brought Sainsbury’s store in Victoria Road, Darlington, to a standstill.
Shoppers were captivated by the choir’s colourful costumes and lively dance routines.
The choir is in the region as part of a threemonth UK tour that will see them perform and host workshops at a number of schools and venues.
The tour has been organised to support the work of the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation, a UK-registered charity set up to care for destitute and orphaned children in Uganda.
While in the UK, the choir – all aged between 11 and 17 – are staying with host families and will be working to raise awareness of life in Uganda.
Tour organiser Jane Connor said: “They see themselves as working to help fund schools for their friends and peers at home. But it’s not just about money – they want people to know cultural exchange is important.”
The choir will perform at venues across the region.
For dates, go to pearlof africa.org.uk/choir-2013
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