The African Children’s Choir joins Tom in Studio A to preview their concert tonight in Baltimore. These 18 young singers, aged between 7 and 10 years, are all from Uganda. Many come from families impacted by war, famine and disease. They are now on a 9-month, nearly 50-concert tour of the United States. After Baltimore, they'll venture across the mid-Atlantic, up to New England and then out west to Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
Over the years, the African Children's Choir has performed for heads of state and shared the stage with celebrated artists such as Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey and others.
Tonight at 7 pm they will be performing in Baltimore at St. Matthew Catholic Church at 5401 Loch Raven Blvd. The concert is free and open to all. The Music for Life Institute, the non-profit charitable organization that runs the Choir, welcomes donations, which help support African Children's Choir programs such as education, care and relief campaigns. Click here for more information.
We've posted video of a portion of today's performance on WYPR's Facebook page.