IT was a wonderful meeting of cultures at the Huskisson Wharf on Wednesday.
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Members of the Ubuntu Africa Choir were given a traditional welcoming from the Vincentia High School’s indigenous dancers on the wharf.
Members of the choir, as they appreciated the welcoming, cheered and clapped the traditional performers.
The choir members and the students then headed off on a cruise around Jervis Bay, thanks to a generous donation from Dolphin Watch Cruises.
Lots of singing and laughter took place during the cruise.
Ubuntu is a gifted group of singers, musicians and dancers who were once a part of the world-renowned African Children’s Choir.
These talented 18-20-year-olds are poised to fulfil their promise by making a difference in their own villages.
Ubuntu choir members Paul Kirabo and Esther Kwagala love being part of this renowned performance group.
Esther said they started to prepare for the tour back in January and they had enjoyed things so far.
Paul remembers the opportunity he was given as a child.
“When we were kids we travelled with the African Children’s Choir and we went to the United States and Canada,” he said.
“When we returned home we went to back school and we recently had an audition, which enabled us to join this tour.
“I think Australia is a very good country and I am enjoying every bit of it.”
Esther said it was a privilege to be part of the choir.
“At the auditions, so many people tried out but they only wanted 14 people,” she said.
Esther said she also loved Australia, particularly the beaches.
“The people in Australia are very friendly,” she said.
The choir members want to help people from their towns and villages while hoping other children get the same opportunities.
Paul said the concert this Friday, May 11 at Vincentia High from 7pm will be amazing.
“We will be bringing Africa to the audience,” he said.
People can still get tickets for Friday’s concert.
Tickets are available online at online at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=346303 or from BooBooks and the Treasure Chest in Huskisson or at the door.
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