Songs, rhythms of Africa


SIXTEEN graduates from the African Children’s Choir will sing in Mt Martha next month.

As members of Ubuntu Africa they will spend a week on the Mornington Peninsula as part of a “grass roots cultural exchange” arranged by Mornington Church of Christ, Two Bays Choir and Mornington Community Singers.

“Watching participants from both sides learn about each other’s cultures is one of the highlights of the tour,” Kwaya Australia president and founder Marsha Gusti said.

The singers will eat at an Aussie barbecue, eat fish and chips at the beach, visit The Briars and shop at the Wednesday Mornington market. On sports days they will be shown Aussie rules, soccer, tennis and golf.

Ubuntu Africa will put on a “great cultural experience for the whole family” at Balcombe Grammar, 7pm Friday 13 April.

“Audiences will be inspired by the transformation of these young adults who offer an unforgettable experience through evocative songs, mind blowing dance moves, haunting harmonies plucked from traditional instruments and masterful drummers pounding out ancient rhythms,” Ms Gusti said.

Balcombe Grammar is at 389 Nepean Highway, Mt Martha.

Tickets: Adults $20, student/concession $12.50, Family of 4 – $50.

Book at or call Cate Jaede 0447 001 994.

First published in the Mornington News – 27 March 2018


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