For Immediate Release
Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5957
Oct. 26, 2016 - The Daraja Children’s Choir of Africa will perform a free concert of traditional song and dance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center at King’s College.
Daraja means “bridge” in Swahili. The choir, comprised of children from Uganda, was formed to serve as a bridge to connect the people of Africa and America. The participation in the choir is a life-changing opportunity for these children to learn and experience American culture, as many of them have never experienced life outside of Uganda. Coincidentally, Americans experience traditional African culture through the Ugandan children’s testimonies and performance.
The Daraja Children’s Choir of Africa is part of The 410 Bridge, a non-profit organization focusing on holistic community development in Uganda, Kenya, and Haiti. The 410 Bridge exists to connect people within the body of Christ to contribute to the self-developing capabilities of the people we serve.
For more information on this topic and the organization, visit www.410bridge.org or www.DarajaChoir.org. The concert is co-sponsored by Parker Hill Church and King’s College. The Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center is located between N. Main and N. Franklin streets in Wilkes-Barre. For more information, contact Paul McGuinness, Parker Hill Church, at (570) 341-8383.
Daraja Children’s Choir of Africa will perform a free public concert of song and dance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at King’s College.