Live at TONY: The African Children's Choir returns to NYC
Wed Jun 1 2011
We felt super lucky to host a performance by the African Children's Choir at the TONY offices when they played a gala in NYC last year, and the troupe returns to play the Met this Saturday. There's a second show on Sunday at Public School 6, too, which is unticketed and by donation. The 19 talented and ridiculously cute kids who make up this choir come from Kenya and Uganda; all the children have lost one or both parents to poverty, war or AIDS. The choir has been going for more than two decades now, and all the funds it raises go back into looking after the kids and providing them with an education. In fact, the leader of this choir (there are currently three choirs touring the world), Tony, used to sing in the group when he was little and is now a radio broadcaster in Nairobi.
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Above, the kids tear it up with a song called "Ridikuba" (the words mean, "It will be a joyful day when Jesus comes"), and after the jump they sing a praise song from the Congo called "Bandi."
The African Children's Choir sing "Bandi" at TONY.