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Asante African Children's Choir

Music and Dance from East Africa

The concert is free and open to all. Asante is a Swahili word meaning “thank you”. The Asante Choir is offering a “thank you” to supporting partners, by inspiring hope and joy through music and dance. In return, the Asante Choir raises support to give hope to many other children in East Africa. The Choir will perform traditional African and American worship music, as well as African Folk Songs, drum music and vibrant dance. The choir is made up of 22 children from East Africa, ages 7-15 years old. Many of the children in the choir are orphans or have parents who are unable to provide for them. In spite of the severe hardships most of the children have faced, they inspire people with their bright smiles and the joy of their hope. In “Jericho…moving forward” the children testify through song and dance that if you worship and praise God through your trials and tribulations, He will bring down the walls in your life. Many describe their performances as extraordinarily moving and even life changing. The children will be sharing their joy and hope while raising support and awareness of the desperate needs of children in Africa. The work of Asante began in 1999 in Rwanda, just four years after the genocide that claimed the lives of more than one million Rwandans. The founder, Amon Munyaneza, grew up as a child refugee. Amon began by supporting just one girl, called Naomi, with school fees and regular Bible studies. Soon his friends also started to support kids. Today, Asante is supporting more than 2,800 children and running three schools in East Africa. Asante is currently working in the East African nations of Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda – countries which have been torn by years of civil war and extreme poverty. The mission of Asante comes in part from James 1:27, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” Asante accomplishes this mission by nurturing physical health, providing educational empowerment and sharing the hope that is found in Christ. Asante’s work is supported by local churches, donors and a growing network of volunteers. For further information go to www.asantechoir.org

Date & Time

March 6, 2015

7:30PM

More Info

Event Website

530-223-0513

Free

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