The Young Africans bring continental tour to Red Deer

Come join the Young Africans on their 2012 U.S. & Canada Tour as they perform their outstanding musical production Our African Dream.

The concert will be held at Kentwood Alliance Church (4 Kennedy Dr.) on April 18 at 7 p.m.

Admission is free for all ages; a free will offering will help support African programs.

The Young Africans are a gifted group of singers, musicians and dancers who were all once a part of the world-renowned African Children’s Choir.

Now ages 17 to 21 and more talented than ever, they are poised to fulfill their promise and make a difference in their communities back home.

They are also thrilled to share what god has been doing in their lives.

Our African Dream is a unique, powerful, and uplifting presentation showcasing the best of African dance and music, while also bringing new, vibrant life to American spirituals, contemporary worship songs and of course gospel.

Proceeds from performances allow the African Children’s Choir to raise global awareness of the plight of the millions of orphaned and abandoned children in Africa. Donations directly support the expansion of sponsorship and education programs for both the current choir children and the thousands of other students they represent.

The Music for Life Institute’s (MFLI) purpose is to help create new leadership for Africa.

Working in seven African countries, MFLI has educated more than 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its 27-year history.

The African Children’s Choir is MFLI’s major international program.

The African Children’s Choir has also been working with the most vulnerable children in Africa, raising awareness of the plight of Africa’s orphaned and abandoned, but also showing the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child.

The Music for Life Institute also educates many of these children up to the university or vocational school levels; others have gone on to graduate studies in professional fields.

Many of these former choir children are still involved in the Music for Life Institute or African Children’s Choir causes and programs.

The African Children’s Choir has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden, London Palladium and the White House.

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