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By Christina Jeffery - 23rd June 2019 11:00am
On Tuesday 18th June a capacity audience in St Mary's Church, Haddenham, enjoyed a concert given by the nine-strong mixed-voice Bulembu choir, along with their conductor, from Swaziland (now known as Eswatini).
In the first half they sang a selection of songs in their own language.
After the interval they sang with pupils from Haddenham Community Junior School before launching into some energetic dancing, accompanied by a driving drumming rhythm.
The youngest member of the choir was a ten-year-old!
Bulembu was a deserted mining village which is now being brought back to life by the charity Challenge Ministries Swaziland as home for orphaned and vulnerable youngsters, many of whom have lost their parents through HIV AIDS.
The choir, which is now on a fundraising tour of Britain, also sang and danced at the recent 'Festival in the Field' event at St Mary's School.
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