Ketchikan was one of several Alaska stops for the African Children’s Choir. The choir is made up of 18 Ugandan children. They were recruited by the Music for Life charity, a Christian organization that educates kids in countries throughout Africa.
Each year, a new group of children travels around the Western world for 12 months performing songs and dances for audiences. After the year is up, the children return to their home countries and Music for Life pays for their education through college.
This group of children has been traveling around North America, from California to British Columbia to Alaska. They performed at Ketchikan High School Friday night. KRBD’s Emily Files went to their sound check and talked to four of the children about their experience in the choir. (Audio above)