The Watoto Children’s Choir has 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.
Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission through their stories, music and dance. 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.
ANNOUNCING OH, WHAT LOVE
A New Watoto Children’s Choir Production
Imagine a new Africa. Reborn, revived, rebuilt. The all-new production, Oh What Love, by the Watoto Children’s Choir, presents the vitality of the new Africa. Its vibrance, urban sound and colour takes you on an emotional journey from utter despair to joyous celebration, as the children share their stories.
The tour begins in January 2015, bringing a dynamic worship experience by those who were once orphans, sharing their journeys to redemption and demonstrating God’s desire to be a loving father to all mankind.
Based on the bible verse, 1 John 3:1, “See what kind of love the father has given us, that we should be called children of God, and so we are,” prepare for a unique worship experience. Underscored with the original sounds and rhythms of Africa, it blends traditional and modern dance.