African Children’s Choir in Tallahassee

The African Children’s Choir will showcase its talent to the Tallahassee community again on Friday, compiling singing and dancing while playing African-style instruments.

The choir consists of 16 Ugandan students, eight boys and eight girls, who range in age from 7 to 11.

Pastor Bob Tindall of Killearn United Methodist Church, where the choir performed Wednesday, said the children will use their beautiful voices to entertain and introduce attendees to traditional African music.

“Soon as you hear the children, it will uplift you,” he said. “You can’t help but fall in love with them.”

The students are touring North America to raise money for a better education and school funding.

“This event will make everyone more culturally aware,” said Camille Layton, a Florida State University social work student from Orlando. “Having a different culture here, it will be really cool. I’m sure the little kids have never seen anything like it and will really enjoy.”

Betty Smith, a Bethel Missionary Baptist Church member and publicity chair of the African Ministry, said the choir’s arrival is exciting.

“It’s an opportunity to witness a performance that’s awesome and, more importantly, helps children in need,” she said.

The African Children’s Choir will perform at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 7 p.m. There is no entry fee, but the church will be taking donations, which will go toward funding the Ugandan schools and ministries and will assist sending the children in the choir to school.

We want as many people to come as possible,” Smith said.