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Vox Nativa Children’s Choir visits the Bay Area

On July 6, Bay Area audiences had the rare privilege of hearing the Vox Nativa Children’s Choir at Jubilee Christian Center. Made up of Taiwan’s aboriginals who are known for having great rhythm, strong vocals and unique harmonies, their singing is well appreciated in any culture. Their visit was sponsored by the Wisdom Culture Education Organization (WCEO) in the Bay Area.

Founded in 2008, Vox Nativa is a nonprofit special weekend music school in Hsing-yi Village of Nan-tao County (central Taiwan) with the goal of achieving social reform in the aboriginal community through nurturing gifted aboriginal children. At the same time, they hope to preserve and promote aboriginal culture, and instill a sense of cultural pride and identity. The singers are made up of aboriginal children aged 9 to 13 years old selected from the poverty stricken villages in the foothills of Jade Mountain, the highest peak in East Asia.

The pictures were taken by Ben Hwang during the performance at the Jubilee Christian Center.

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Taiwan’s aboriginal children’s choir to perform in San Jose on July 6

In early July, the Wisdom Culture and Education Organization will sponsor the Vox Nativa Children’s Choir on a visit to Northern California. During their visit, the children will give a concert at the Jubilee Christian Center (105 Nortech Parkway, San Jose) on July 6 at 6:30pm. The choir’s beautiful vocal compilations have already earned them a reputation at home and aboard, so do not miss this rare opportunity to hear them live in concert.

Under the directorship of principal Buket, the group is comprised of aboriginal children from 11 tribes from across Nantou County, central Taiwan. Because the children’s homes are so spread out, it takes the school bus about four hours to pick up all of the choir members. In addition, they often give up their evenings, weekends and holidays so they can practice together.

The children often sing in aboriginal dialect, as well as Mandarin Chinese and English. Although the group receives supplemental English lessons, they also study under the group’s English volunteer, Alfred Wu. The choir’s distinct vocal training is especially evident as their clear full-bodied voices mesmerize the audience.

Whereas the aboriginal tribes in Taiwan might share similar historical hardships as the American Indians, Taiwan’s aboriginals are famous for producing outstanding singers and baseball players. During the group’s visit, the children will get a chance to visit some of San Francisco’s famed sights, including cheering for the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 5.

Although the choir is made up of 90 members, 35 children will take part in the trip and concert. To purchase tickets to the concert, please contact  extension 101/105 or .