REVIEW: Nashville4Africa Benefit Concert

I am invited to attend and review many genres of music performances, but on April 22nd at the inaugural Nashville4Africa benefit concert held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center was one of the most heart warming and emotional experiences I have had in a very long time. In a very non-traditional concert style, songs were performed in a relaxed and easy style. The African Children’s Choir joined many of the special guests on stage in their colorful attire to sing along and entertain the crowd with traditional African dances and song. The evening culminated with a sing-a-long led by all the entertainers, but the emotional high was listening to the young children sing “Jesus Loves The Little Children”, “He’s Got The Whole World (In His Hands)”, “Jesus Loves Me” and “It’s A Small World”.

Artists from the many circles in the music industry joined together to bring the critically acclaimed African Children’s Choir to Nashville for a benefit to raise money for charitable causes in Africa, specifically in Uganda and the war-torn country of Sudan. Hosted by Big Kenny (of Big & Rich) and Damien Horne, the music event also included performances by Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley, Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down), Ashley Cleveland, The SteelDrivers, Jars of Clay, Brandon Young and Third Day. The most touching moments of the show were during the performances by the African Children’s Choir who have performed with Wyclef, John Legend, Paul McCartney and many others.

Kenny Alphin and his wife Christiev will continue their humanitarian missions in Sudan through the Love Everybody Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization benefiting from this event. Through this foundation they have already helped start a medical clinic, build a school for girls, and will soon transport much-needed medical and educational supplies to Sudanese villages. A portion of the event’s proceeds will also help build a new school in Uganda for the African Children’s Choir, which cares for and fosters thousands of underprivileged children throughout Africa.
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