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The Africa University Choir from Zimbabwe

The Africa University Choir from Zimbabwe will perform in several locations in Orangeburg County on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26. The sixteen students are from six different African countries, and the choir’s repertoire is drawn from the African praise and worship tradition and features songs in more than 18 languages.

A touring group comprised of 16 members of the Africa University Choir will perform in Orangeburg Feb. 25-26.

The group is making a 12-day Black History Month visit to South Carolina,  arriving in the Palmetto State on Feb. 14 and returning to Zimbabwe on Feb. 27.

Opportunities to fellowship with and enjoy the Africa University Choir in Orangeburg SC include:

  • Sunday, Feb. 25 - A performance at Edisto Fork United Methodist Church at 356 Lariot Road at 5 p.m. during the afternoon worship service.
  • Monday, Feb. 26 - Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4, time to be announced; Orangeburg 5 at William J. Clark Middle at 9 a.m. and North Middle High School at 1 p.m.; The Oaks, time to be announced.

The choir features students from the three colleges at Africa University, whose majors range from agriculture to theology. Members represent six African countries (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe), and they share a passion for music ministry.

The AU Choir’s repertoire is drawn from the African praise and worship tradition and features songs in more than 18 languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Swahili (East and Central Africa); Shona and Ndebele (Zimbabwe); Zulu (South Africa); and Lingala (Democratic Republic of Congo).

The Africa University Choir is under the direction of Tendekai Kuture, a Zimbabwean and distinguished choral conductor. Kuture is head of the Department of Music in the College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education at Africa University.

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