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Young Choir Members Are Change Makers For Africa's Future

Credit Courtesy/African Children's Choir
Choir manager, Tina Sipp, says the ACC's vision is to create a new leadership in Africa, by focusing on education.

The African Children's Choir, with its parent organization, Music for Life, aims to help their country's most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa grow in the future.

This Saturday and Wednesday, these 18 talented young singers will be performing in Harlan and Berne, Indiana.

The first African Children's Choir was established in 1984, by Ray Barnett. Now, 46 choirs later, their message of hope continues to be shared, and the love offerings they've collected on tour have helped about 1,000 former choir members complete school and educated more than 52,000 children in their own countries.

Earlier this week, WBOI's Julia Meek met with choir manager, Tina Sipp by phone, to discuss the message of the African Children's Choir.

African Children's Choir Event Information:

Christian Community Center of Harlan, Indiana
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
7:00 p.m.

First Mennonite Church, Berne, Indiana
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Both shows: No tickets, donations welcome. Visit the African Children's Choir website for more information on the organization.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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