"Invigoration the stage with that elusive thing called joy." - New York Times
"Young, proud, and marvelously spirited musicians and dancers. Whatever these performers do, in whatever different bright attire, they do with discipline, fervor, and joy . . .The pounding feet and agile bodies, the drums and vibrant human voices all send a message - one of courage and hope." - Village Voice
A project of Empower African Children, the Spirit of Uganda presents riveting programs of music and dance for audiences of all ages. This vibrant music and dance extravaganza features a cast of performers ages 13-21 who have traveled from halfway around the world in celebration of their passion for the arts and their joy for life. To the melodic tones of standing drums, with dramatic choreography, bright, layered rythms, and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, a vibrant cast of 21 performers, osciallates between ferocity and softness as they bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. Ambassadors for Uganda's 2.7 million orphans, these children personify the resilience and promise of Africa's next generation when provided the resources to succeed. They have performed at prestigious concert halls all over the country and have been loved by thousands of viewers.
Doors open at 6:00pm for seating. Please bring your ticket to the event.
Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets will be sold at the door at 6:00pm ONLY if the event is NOT sold out in advance. The show runs approximately 1.5 hours, including a 15 minute intermission. Afterwards, there is a Question and Answer session with the performers for those who wish to stay.
Performance proceeds benefit Empower African Children, a 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to creating transformative and globally connected learning experiences, preparing orphaned and vulnerable children for a lifetime of influence. You can get more information or make a donation at the link below.
Visit the artist's website at www.empowerafricanchildren.org.
Click here for a short video with more information.Click here for "Transcendant Spirit" book and video.