Friday, 12 September 2008

BITONE Children's home & troupe

Bitone (translating as "talents) is a Ugandan children's home and troupe that have recently produced their own album entitled Movement of Life using a laptop and a single microphone in the centre's living room. This album is being sold to fund the home and continue its work.

Most of the charming music is traditional and performed by the children at the home with the exception of a suitably innocent rendition of Björk's All is Full of Love. You can listen to it in on their MySpace and it comes with a hearty recommendation from the WIRE.
"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 dance troupe

Bit0ne Troupe (MySpace)
Bit0ne - Center for Disadvantaged Children
Bit0ne are Full of Love (

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