New York, NY (February 25, 2011) — Emmy nominated actress Connie Britton and Taylor Kitsch of NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” team up to host the African Children’s Choir’s upcoming benefit, “Texas Tunes Into Africa” on March 23, 2011. Sponsored by Microsoft and Texas based, family owned Whataburger, the entertainment at the event will feature performances by the choir and favorite Texas musicians: Sara Hickman and Family Time Rocks, Kacy Crowley, Guy Forsyth and Tracie Lynn and other surprise guests. Presenting the event with the African Children’s Choir is Austin-based EMPACT Africa, a non-profit organization that trains pastors in sub-saharan Africa to fight the stigma and discrimination of HIV/AIDS.
The African Children’s Choir boasts several choirs which travel the world to perform and inspire. The choir’s goal is to rebuild countries by offering an education to children whose lives have been devastated by famine, violence and HIV/AIDS. This particular choir hails from Uganda, with children from 8-11 years of age. Each child is heartbreakingly familiar with the circumstances of disease and warfare, having lost one or both parents. Through the program they triumph, raising funds to establish schools and provide student scholarships in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. The African Children’s Choir spreads their gospel around the globe, singing for presidents and kings, joining performers such as Annie Lennox, John Legend, Josh Groban, and Faith Hill.
Event details below:
Texas Tunes InTo Africa
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Nutty Brown Café Ampitheatre
12225 West Highway 290 (Near Dripping Springs)
Tickets are only $22 online at www.africanchildrenschoir.com/texastunes and at Waterloo Records and $25 at the door for this amazing musical pairing. Children under 12 are free and get .99 cent meals