Maasai choir brings message of hope

Traditional songs and dance performed at local churches

Six members of the En-Kata choir from Tanzania are performing in Greater Victoria this weekend to start an international tour focused on hope, faith and celebration.

“Hope of the Maasai” relays Africa’s story in the Maa language, as performed through songs and dance by choristers who have faced the horrors of HIV-AIDS, other diseases and poverty up close.

The concerts are scheduled for Friday (Sept. 30) at 7 p.m., at the North Douglas Pentecostal Tabernacle (675 Jolly Pl.); Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Westsong Community Church (Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream Ave.), and Sunday at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church (1800 Quadra St.).

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted, to go towards construction of schools in Tanzania.

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