The big studio came alive this week, with the magnificent sounds of the Ubuntu choir, to the excitement of us all at RPPfm.
The Ubuntu choir visited us at RPPfm in 2016 during their last Australian tour, and this time it is the class of 2018 bringing their distinctive brand of music and dance to the Mornington Peninsula for a sell out show at Balcombe Grammar on April 13th, before they set out on huge tour up the East coast of Australia.
This Ubuntu choir is made up of 14 young 20 year olds, all graduates of the world renowned African Children’s Choir, a Christian organisation that uses musical engagement to strengthen communities and raise money to build and fund schools that have enabled all these young singers, and many more before them to realise an education that may otherwise have been impossible.
Tapping into the thread of music present in so many aspects of African life, these choirs empower students to actively participate in recognising their dreams and reaching their potential, whilst also providing them with an education, musical skills and overseas experience. A wonderful bi-product of that is a powerful musical experience that made all of us in the studios want to jump up and join in with them.
With the assistance of non profit Kwaya Organisation, the Ubuntu choir is touring Australia in a series of concerts to raise funds needed to complete the construction of a new School in Entebbe, and also to find sponsorship for these aspiring young singers to commence their tertiary studies.
If you have missed out getting tickets to see them at Balcombe Grammar and would like to hear more of their wonderful sounds, or perhaps even contribute to this philanthropic organisation, go to www.KWAYA.org to see where else you might get to see them in and around Melbourne.
We cant recommend them enough.
By Sally Baillieu