African children’s choir to perform once again in Mexia

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Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir, of Uganda, dance and sing enthusiastically at their 2012 Mexia performance. The group will return to Mexia Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Mexia High School Auditorium. Admission is free. Mexia News file photo

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Mexia residents will be able to watch child singers and dancers from half a world away perform in Mexia in just 11 days.

The Watoto Children’s Choir, of Uganda, will be in concert at Mexia High School Auditorium Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m.

The performers wear the colorful costumes native to their country and their singing and dancing entranced those attending previous Mexia concerts.

“They gave our community an amazing opportunity to explore a different culture and way of life right here in Mexia,” said Heidi Crosby, a teacher in Mexia who attended the group’s last appearance in Mexia in 2012. “My children were amazed by them also. There was not a boring moment – full of dance, creativity, songs and stories. We loved it.”

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