Let the Ugandan Orphans Choir Lift Your Spirit

ugandanchoirCOBcroppedFriday, August 2 | 6:00–7:00pm | Marvin Auditorium

Experience a unique and authentic night of culture – no tickets required. This group of talented children, ranging in from age 10 to 14, are sure to delight you with their African drumming, dancing and singing as they perform traditional Ugandan songs and dances.

Come experience the music and dance of Africa. The choir tours extensively and has performed at libraries, churches, schools, pro-sports events, on television and even at the White House. This high-energy performance promises to be one of the most unforgettable concerts you’ve been to. Bring the family!

Meet the Musicians
Jafari Mujjabi, Plays the xylophone, drums, dances and sings
Julius Mukwaya, Plays the key drum, harp, dances, and sings
Charles Mutebi, Plays middle drum, daces and sings
Joseph Sembatya, Plays long drum, dances and sings
Allan Jjunju, Plays tube fiddle, main drum, dances and sings
Diana Namugerwa, Plays panpipe, dances, sings, and soloist
Getrude Nakyobe, Dances, sings, and soloist (traditional songs)
Cissy Nakajiri, Plays the panpipe, dances, sings, and soloist
Jaqueline Nalubega, Dances, sings and soloist (traditional songs)
Joanitah Nalugo, Plays small drum, dances, and sings

The Ugandan Orphans Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide. Download a brochure (pdf) to read about the group’s mission of spreading hope worldwide.

Want to learn more about the country? Check out books on Uganda for a richer cultural experience the night of the concert.

A public relations professional, editor and writer, Lisa shares the library story in her blog posts, in the bimonthly Library News, and media interviews. A self-described social media and news nut, Lisa harnesses that passion to raise awareness and understanding of the library's vital role in this community.

  • Mary Winans

    The Uganda Orphan Choir is going to be @ University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College Ave. to perform @ 7pm on July 31st too.

  • laura mcvay

    will they be at the library on Aug 2 and if so what time????? and where?

  • Lisa Coble-Krings

    Yes, they’ll be here, and we hope you will be too! :) The choir performs Friday, August 2 from 6:00 to 7:00pm in Marvin Auditorium. Thanks!

  • Ruth

    If this performance is so full that not everyone can attend…will they be performing anywhere else in the Topeka area before they leave????

  • Lisa D.

    Amazing, infectious joy and incredible talent! Thanks so much, TSCPL, for bringing the Ugandan Orphan’s Choir to Topeka. What an experience!