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The African Children's Choir performs in Kennewick

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The African Children's Choir was in town performing Sunday evening

The children from Uganda Africa travel from San Diego to Alaska raising awareness for orphaned children.

Most children in the choir have lost one or both parents to war, famine or disease.

Money raised by the choir has helped establish and support schools and medical needs that Africa has.

David Turner, tour leader, says all the children are so full of ability and hope and joy and they just try to get other people excited about what these kids can do if given the opportunity.

The choir has performed on American Idol, The Today Show and on theTonight Show with Jay Leno.

Many former choir members have gone on to obtain college degrees and work as professionals and leaders in Africa.