CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, on August 4-6 in Washington, D.C., will feature the internationally acclaimed youth gospel choir, Walt Whitman and The Soul Children of Chicago.
Dr. Walt Whitman, the choir’s founder and director, was invited by special invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama to perform at a very exclusive luncheon at the Kennedy Center for the First Ladies of 47 nations from the continent of Africa.
“The honor of being presented by our nation to the nations as ambassadors and diplomats representing Chicago and the United States, is the highest honor that we have achieved in our 33-year history of our organization,” said Whitman.
The theme of the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit is “Investing in the Next Generation.” Focusing on the next generation is at the core of a government’s responsibility and work, and this Summit is an opportunity to discuss ways of stimulating growth, unlocking opportunities, and creating an enabling environment for the next generation.
The Grammy Award winning Soul Children of Chicago was the only youth group that was asked to participate in this week’s symposium. Walt Whitman developed this world-class performance group (ages 7-17) with a single purpose: to utilize music as a motivator and catalyst to inspire young people throughout the world to have faith in themselves, each other, and God. After 33 years, their performances continue to be powerful, magnetic, and inspirational.
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