African Children's Choir - 10 Years Of The African Children's Choir

Sunday 1st October 1995
African Children's Choir - 10 Years Of The African Children's Choir

STYLE: World
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Alliance ALD 029

Reviewed by Andrea Shearn

If you have heard anything of the African Children's Choir before, you'll enjoy this album. I saw the choir for the first time only recently on television and it was so uplifting. In the early 80s Ray Barnett travelled to Uganda to see for himself thousands of orphans, after hearing of their plight in a news report. He felt sure the British public would help these children if they could see them in person. The African Children's Choir is the result and they are an inspiration, but try to see them live if you can. The tracks on this 22-song compilation are good, ranging from the traditional "Amazing Grace" to the obligatory "Shine Jesus Shine", but the best tracks by far are the African ones. "Motto Imewaka" and "Parapanda" being standouts.

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