'Spirit of Uganda' celebrates life By Jasmina Wellinghoff, For the Express-News San Antonio, Texas

  • Spirit of Uganda will perform at the Carver Community Cultural Center. Courtesy of the Carver Community Cultural Center / SA

Updated 04:21 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Peter Kasule can empathize with his young performers in the touring troupe Spirit of Uganda, all of whom are either orphans or at-risk youths.

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Review: ‘Spirit of Uganda’

By Jasmina Wellinghoff/For the Express-News San Antonio, Texas

Posted on 01/15/2012

Comprised of young, mostly teenage performers who drum, sing and dance, the 22-member “Spirit of Uganda” touring company is “the public face of Empower African Children,” a Dallas-based nonprofit that cares for and supports vulnerable and orphaned Ugandan children with the goal of creating future national leaders.  The majority of the performers are orphans themselves in a nation that has 2.4 million parentless children.

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Youthful African Envoys of Continuing Traditions

By JENNIFER DUNNING of The New York Times
Published: March 20, 2008

Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times
The 21 young performers in the lively “Spirit of Uganda,” a music and dance revue that opened on Tuesday night at the Joyce Theater, are from a country where, according to the program, 2.4 million children have lost their parents to AIDS, civil war and poverty.


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