A choir of African children is returning to Bradford as part of a UK tour.


The Singing Children of Africa will perform a mixture of traditional African and contemporary songs and dances at Bradford College next month.

After putting on a show for staff and students during the school day the musical youngsters will put on a free concert for the public in the evening of Tuesday October 2, 6.30pm-9pm.

The choir is made up of 24 pupils aged between nine and 14 years of age who attend the Joluarabi School in the north of Kenya which was set up by the charity Educate the Kids. The charity supports children who otherwise would have no hope of attending school and gaining an education.

Bradford College has long supported the charity and English teacher Esther Wilkey spent a year working at the African school and returned to volunteer there during the school holidays last year.

The youngsters are no strangers to Bradford College having thrilled staff and students with performances at the college for the last two years.

The college show is part of a national tour that will also see the choir perform in Scotland, Derbyshire and Somerset.

As well as singing and dancing, the youngsters will also speak about their life in Kenya, where some walk up to eight miles a day to attend school.

Although free, tickets for the concert need to be booked via the Bradford College website HERE.