Thursday, 17 November 2016 23:07

The Karolines - African-Inspired Sacred Music Featured

Meet the Boston-based group of youths and young adults that is bringing a unique energy to church music using their African roots.

The Karolines is a group of youths and young adults in the Uganda Catholic Community in the archdiocese of Boston that was started in 2010 by a group of youths at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waltham, Massachusetts.

"We are a dynamic, enthusiastic team of youths and young adults who chose to preserve and uphold our African culture in the diaspora by practicing and teaching the new generation that was born here in the USA the African dances, songs, drama and where need be, the language too. We perform traditional African Arts at concerts as Karolines that we hold in the summer and at all kinds of events," says Charlotte Ssebutinde, one of the group's founders.

The next time you visit Boston, you have a reason to go to church. Their church choir performs sacred music, dance and drama with youthful energy. They add so much vigor in traditional, classical and contemporary formats to their performances, and that evangelizes and unites people of all ages and from all walks of life. Which is why the group is growing. "We've added more youths to the group and a set of children who we are nurturing to follow our footsteps, grow into Karolines and keep the legacy and candle burning for our good cause," says Charlotte.

The story of the Karolines is just one among many groups in the diaspora that are carrying their African roots in everything they do and sharing them with their local communities. The African story is not in history - it is well into the future. Groups like the Karolines guarantee that.

For bookings, contact Charlotte on 781-530-0452.

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Julius Kabugu

Julius Kabugu is a seasoned Software Engineer. He's also a proud husband and father of 3. Outside these three jobs, he learns about cultures, listens to Dancehall music and studies photography.

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