African children’s choir to perform once again in Mexia

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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