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Uganda Orphans' Choir

The official name of it is The Hope for Africa Children's Choir, comprised of 23 children mostly from the Gulu district of Uganda.

This morning I went to their performance and it was a beautiful, moving experience. Their talent, energy, and smiles brought several inspired standing ovations.

I thought I read someone else had seen them, but couldn't locate the fodors comments.

The introduction from Ugandan pastor, who accompanies the choir, was poignant and jarring. In that wonderful accent, he stated he too had been an orphan. His father had been killed by Idi Amin because of his religion.

He commented on his early years, "We had no home, we had no mattresses, we had no relatives."

When the children were asked what surprised them most about their visit to the US, one of them answered, "I have seen fireworks." When asked what they liked best about their visit, one little guy responded, "You love us."

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