Children will sing, dance and play drums as part of a performance by the African Children’s Choir next week in Leavenworth.

The 36-member choir will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, 711 N. Fifth St.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.

The African Children’s Choir consists of children 8-10 years old. 

They will perform a variety of songs, including many songs and dances from their native land.

They perform across the world to raise awareness to the needs of poor children in their homeland and to raise funds for the Music For Life program.

More than 52,000 children have been educated through the program, according to the organization’s website.

“People always leave with a smile on their face,” said African Children’s Choir spokeswoman Keira Carnie. “They are uplifted by the children. People are inspired by the energy and talent of the children.” 

The African Children’s Choir has performed thousands of concerts around the world over the last 32 years. Nearly 900 children have performed in the choir since its inception in 1984, according to the website.

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