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Young African singers, dancers visiting Rhode Island this week

January 31, 2014

Growing up in Uganda, an east African country racked by war, AIDS and extreme poverty, life was a struggle for then 9-year-old Dorothy Nabwami, who was facing a very uncertain future 17 years ago.

Then the African Children’s Choir came along.

Nabwami was singing in her local Sunday school choir in her village when the African Children’s Choir chose her to be part of an international singing group.

“They gave me clothing and food and the ability to travel around the world,” she says.

A nonprofit organization, the African Children’s Choir takes African children ages 7 to 10 on international singing tours, where money raised goes to tours, the singers’ educations, and relief and education projects in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.

The choir’s 2014 tour rolls through Rhode Island this week, with performances in East Providence, Woonsocket and West Warwick.

Full story can be found on page A1 of Saturday's Call and Saturday's Times.

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