Something exciting is happening in April on the Peninsula and you don’t want to miss it! Ubuntu Africa is coming to town to begin their Australian tour and locals are in for a treat.
This group of young African men and women (former members of the world-renowned African Children’s Choir) are set to sing, dance and drum their way to your hearts with a spectacular show (brought to you by registered charity Kwaya founded by Marsha Gusti) which reveals the extraordinary vibrant culture that is Africa.
Mornington Peninsula Singers member Cate Jaede explains. “These performers are truly wonderful. I’ve been to Uganda twice. The last time I spent two weeks there and it was a life changing experience. The African Children’s Choir supports young Africans who can sing and are keen to learn. Children live in a residential school for six months where they develop their performance and life skills and graduate with a world tour. Ubuntu Africa is the next step for some of these amazing children.”
Cate has been fundraising for the African Children’s Choir the last two years and has raised approximately fourteen thousand dollars. “We have a beautiful native garden here in Mt Martha which we open to the public and hold sausage sizzles on these days” she says. Cate’s also helped organise families on the Peninsula to billet the Ubuntu Africa members. “The Ubuntu Africa group arrives at the Mornington Church of Christ at 5am on April 2 where they’ll meet their host families. They stay with them until April 9. They’ll be singing at the church on Sunday, at Elm Aged Living on Wednesday, and Balcombe Grammar on Friday April 8 with lots of rehearsals in between!
“We’ll be taking the group on a tour of the Peninsula and making them feel as welcome as possible”, says Cate.
Get your tickets for this uniquely exciting show on Friday 8 at Balcombe Grammar. Book online at www.kwaya.org or call Cate on 0404 857 827.
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