Friday, January 27, 2012

Spotlight on Los Angeles

Children of Uganda's Tour of Light troupe arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 17th where they enjoyed a bite to eat at Chipotle (thank you to our sponsor Chipotle for providing 2 free meals per city on our tour!).

Wednesday, our children led student workshops and performed at Milken Community High School in LA.  Later that day, they performed before a full crowd at Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City.  The children were so well received by the community, that Agape invited us to return on Sunday, January 22nd for their 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. services.  Here's what some audience members had to say on our Facebook page:

"I was so moved by the presentation at Agape yesterday!  All the performers showed strength and grace.  Peace and blessings to COU!"

"I thank you Agape International Spiritual Center for sharing with the community these outstanding talented dancers and musicians.  Blessings in the adventure ahead and much success.  Peace, love and light!"

"Thank you Children of Uganda!  I saw your performance last night at Agape (live stream).  OUTSTANDING!!!!"

"My wife and I saw you dancing and drumming at Agape and were mesmerized by your beauty and energy.  Thank you for your light!"

On January 19th, the Tour of Light troupe also made their first television appearance on Fox Good Day LA where they shined on screen!  You can view their performance and interview via the link below.

Also on January 19th, the children visited Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades were they led in-school workshops and performed.  Friday, January 20th, the troupe spent a full day at Millikan Middle School and Performing Arts Magnet in Sherman Oaks.  They received a warm welcome from the student body and held their first full 90 minute performance at 7:30 p.m.

In-between a jam-packed schedule, the troupe found time to relax and have fun at Universal Studios and on the shores of Santa Monica Beach.  For the majority of our kids, this was their first experience seeing and playing in the ocean.

The journey of a lifetime continues...

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