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Omitola Hill spent his formative years committed to singing with The Boys Choir of Harlem as well as mastering the art of Capoeira. From the time he signed on to both disciplines, his commitment was unwavering. Throughout the years, he has approached both with energy, respect, and discipline.

The world-renowned Boys Choir of Harlem saves lives through academic and musical training. The Choir is known for its virtuosity, its energy and its total commitment to musical excellence while preparing inner-city children to become disciplined, motivated and successful Americans. Over 150,000 people see The Boys Choir of Harlem live in concert annually; millions more in televised appearances and recordings. As one of the performing choristers for the world famous Boys Choir of Harlem, Omitola had the honor of performing at International Concert Halls and venues in Japan, Mexico, Canada and the United States with renowned International performers and Orchestras. His repertoire ranges from classical music to jazz, contemporary songs, gospels, spirituals and commissioned works by leading African-American composers.

In addition to performing with the Boys Choir of Harlem, Omitola is presently studying, performing and teaching Capoeira.

Capoeria is an Afro Brazilian martial art (self-defense hidden in dance, music and song); that was developed and used by African slaves to condition their bodies and gain their freedom. He started at the age of five and twenty years later he still has the same passion and love for capoeira. Omitola has traveled, and studied with masters from Brazil, United States, and Europe. He has attended college in Bahia Brazil for one year, and is fluent in Portuguese. In May of 2012 Omitola was the first student in the group Capoeria Angola Quintal to graduate to Contra Mestre level in Capoeira; He has traveled throughout the United States, Brazil, Japan, Israel, China, Caribbean, South America, Mexico, China, and Europe conducting capoeira workshop for children and adults.

 

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