Ugandan Orphans Choir will take audience on musical journey

The public has a chance Friday evening to take a musical journey through Africa with the Ugandan Orphans Choir. The group is known for its musical talents, their colorful traditional costumes accompanied by authentic African instruments. The concert is sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Logan but coordinator Debbie Gowan says it will be held in the Logan High School auditorium at 7 p.m. “We wanted to have a large enough venue to include the entire community of Logan,” Gowan said on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday. “It’s just going to be a wonderful night of African music (and) dance. They’re going to play their drums. They have beautiful voices. They have these types of flutes that they play. “They’ll show a video. They’re going to tell you about their organization and what the kids are doing in terms of singing their African music and getting the word out of what they have endured.” The choir’s main objective is to raise awareness of the desperate need to help other children like themselves in developing countries. Gowan said the local church is working with Childcare Worldwide to bring the choir to Logan. She said there are 10 children, ages 10 to 14, and they will stay two nights with local families and she says they will appreciate any “love offerings” they receive although the concert is free.

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