Monday, February 20, 2012

Chicago Children's Choir

One girl told me about this performance: "I have never been nervous before a show before, but I was scared about this performance. I heard the choirs singing and I thought oh my God, can WE be that good?"

Yes, it's true: Chicago Children's Choir is unbelievably talented. Several of their small choirs performed to great amazement on our part. However, our kids had nothing to fear - at the end of their segment they received a standing ovation too.

At the end of the performance we sang three songs together in a massive choir. Our children learned the flips and turns of Appalachian vocal styles, and everyone loved this new song.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


All of our dance troupe members have sacrificed a lot of time and energy to make this tour happen, but two in particular have gone above and beyond. Robert (our Artistic Director) and Jane (Lead Performer) both missed their University graduations in order to be with us on the 2012 Tour. Jane's was yesterday, and a couple of people managed to sneak a big surprise party past her watchful eyes. She was totally surprised when they brought out cake, and a cap and gown, and began making speeches in her honor.

All we can say is -- thank you SO much Jane, we are SO proud of you, and congratulations!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fire Station Free Day

Children of Uganda spent Sunday at Leonia Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. After a great church service we enjoyed lunch with the community, and then two church members took us on a tour of the local fire station! Great fun was had by all...

Winnie's perspective

Hello, my name is Winnie Kembabazi. I am ten years old. I am enjoying Children of Uganda Tour of Light. My favorite food is pizza. These are pictures I took in New York City. I like taking pictures! There was a model and she said that I could take a picture. Thank you bye, bye.