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Sozo Project brings young Ugandan singers to Nashville

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The unique sounds of East Africa could be heard around the Music City this week after 17 Ugandan children came to Nashville to record an album.

The children, ranging in age from 8 to 17, sing about God and love. Their stories are about how their lives have dramatically changed for the better.

They have been in America for about a week, and many of them can’t stop smiling.

Five years ago, they all lived in an orphanage in Uganda.

Jon Brennan, an Owensboro, KY pastor, took action.

“These children were suffering,” Brennan said. “These children were in the dirt, without clothing, food, without school feed, which made them without education.”

Brennan created the Sozo Project to house, raise and educate them one at a time.

“One-hundred-and-twenty-one children are now in schools, fed three meals a day,” Brennan said.

The choir is a bonus and a clear way for the children to show their progress. Their performances are designed to raise awareness that leads to more help for their brothers and sisters back home in Uganda.

The Sozo Project, which means “to save,” are recording in Randall Griffith’s Gallatin studio. They have live performances scheduled in Kentucky and Alabama, but have been unable to book a show in Nashville. They are looking for a church with room for 17 fantastic Ugandan singers.

For more information about the Sozo Project or to get in touch with Brennan, click here.

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