This documentary gives an introduction to Bitone Children's Home and features footage from their performances in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in Nov 2008. The mission of The Bitone Children’s Home/Troupe is to restore the lives and hopes of Ugandan children between 8 and 18 years old who have been traumatized by the death of their parents or loss of their home due to disease, war, or economic hardship. The program was founded by Branco Sekalegga, and Hassan Kayemba with the vision of “Restoring Hope by Nurturing the Body and Spirit.” Bitone youth are provided with basic food and shelter, a nurturing environment, an academic education, and counseling. Through learning traditional African music, dance, folklore and theater, the children build self-esteem, become self-reliant and contribute to creating a peaceful future for the next generations of Ugandans and others worldwide.
Bitone gained international exposure from the success of their traditional African rendition of Bjork's "All is Full of Love". You can purchase their first album including the cover at myspace.com/bitonetroupe.
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