Thursday, 17 February 2011

Children's Choir from Africa touring Europe

A very special children’s choir…




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En POZUELO DE ALARCON:
-              Teatro Mira de Pozuelo de Alarcón; 30 de junio a las 19 horas.

En SAN LORENZO DEL ESCORIAL:
-              Teatro Auditorio San Lorenzo del Escorial; 3 de julio a las 20 horas. compra tu entrada anticipada en http://www.entradas.com/entradas/concierto-ben%C3%A9fico-malagasy-gospel-evento_1_2_28_68589

En MADRID, ultimo concierto de final de gira:
-              Teatro del Liceo Francés; 4 de julio a las 20 horas. compra tu entrada anticipada en http://www.entradas.com/entradas/evento.do?entidad=1&idEvento=206292

Saturday afternoon in June, scorching hot in the Retiro park in Madrid city centre, there to organize my students’ participation in a Music Marathon organized for European Music Day, which is 21st June.

The next group on was billed as the Malagasy Gospel Choir. No idea what to expect, but it’s always interesting to hear another choir. Beautiful, bright coloured dresses, a sprinkling of African percussion instruments, and lovely singing of traditional Madagascar songs  in authentic arrangements. The choir were given a great setting as the sound system was really well prepared and showed them off at their best.
The presenter introduced the choir  and explained that they were touring Spain, a long way from home in Madagascar, funded by the Fundación Agua de Coco, which is  based in Granada, Spain, and is active in projects in a number of countries.
It was not a very long set, but it was enough to show the quality of the group’s trainers and the enthusiasm of the singers, and it was a thrilling experience.


You can find out more about the Agua de Coco Foundation: www.aguadecoco.org and you can follow their excellent work on Fb: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fundaci%C3%B3n-Agua-de-Coco/140590825968303
Is this just another kid’s choir set up by some music teachers to earn some extra cash in a few  hours of dead time? No, this is a very special choir, and the impact of belonging to this choir on these young lives is little short of a life-saver. If I say they had a difficult start in life it’s a real understatement. Thanks Agua de Coco, a great job....
I told you the choir is special... they’re all girls, all orphans, all blind.    


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