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Agua de Coco and its Malagasy Gospel Choir

I haven’t seen the Malagasy Gospel choir, formed by around 30 children with visual in-capacities, perform live, but now that they are performing in Madrid (16th – 23th of July) I will definitely take the time to go and see them.

The 28 Malagasy children touring Spain are part of a project of the Fundación Agua de Coco . With this tour Agua de Coco wants to draw the attention to children rights around the globe in the fight against children exploitation and social exclusion.

In may 2007, the people from the ONG Bel Avenir, on request from a social worker from ASHOKA, realised various visits in the south of Madagascar in search of incapacitated people. Among the various places they visited, they were impressed by a small centre that barely covered the basic needs of food and hygiene of about 30 children with visual incapacity.Their surprise was even greater when, at the moment of saying goodbye, the children wanted to entertain them with a song.

“We were over taken by the extraordinary beauty of their voices interpreting a gospel song, how was it possible that so much talent was hidden and at the margin of its own surroundings ?”

From that moment the “Malagasy Gospel” choir project was formed together with a group of girls from the Ankalika school.

The Choir in the spanish press:

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