Choir of Ugandan or­phans per­form in Syd­ney.

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON - FILM TELE­VI­SION

Seven years ago, Es­ther Ka­hangi was aban­doned in a lo­cal hos­pi­tal on the out­skirts of Kampala.

Th­ese days, the en­er­getic eight-year-old is tour­ing the world with fel­low Ugandan or­phans as part of the Wa­toto Chil­dren’s Choir. The group, which blends na­tive African rhythms, con­tem­po­rary gospel mu­sic and eth­nic dance, is sched­uled to per­form Thurs­day night at 7 p.m. at the Sal­va­tion Army Syd­ney Com­mu­nity Church on Inglis Street as part of its Signs and Won­ders tour.

“I am ex­cited to be a part of Signs and Won­ders,” Ka­hangi said in a press re­lease. “I know that I am a won­der be­cause I am cho­sen by God as his child.”

Wa­toto Chil­dren’s Choir was founded by the Wa­toto Church in Uganda, where it has pro­vided holis­tic, res­i­den­tial care for more than 4,000 or­phaned and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren, in­clud­ing for­mer child sol­diers, since 1994.

The group has per­formed in Asia, Aus­tralia, Brazil, China, Ger­many, Israel, The Nether­lands, New Zealand, the United King­dom and the United States, and has re­leased sev­eral al­bums, in­clud­ing “Mambo Sawa” and “Beau­ti­ful Africa.”

For in­for­ma­tion, phone the Sal­va­tion Army church at 902562-0456.

To learn more about the choir, and to hear and see them per­form, visit https://www.wa­toto.com/choir/.

SUB­MIT­TED BY WA­TOTO CHIL­DREN’S CHOIR

Mem­bers of the Wa­toto Chil­dren’s Choir are seen in this pro­mo­tional photo. The group of Ugandan or­phans will per­form Thurs­day night at the Sal­va­tion Army Syd­ney Com­mu­nity Church on Inglis Street.

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