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d.c .,: Canadian Newcomers and Fei Tang

d.c .,: Tang said she was thrilled by the opportunity for the children to sing alongside choirs from all over the world in the U.S. capital, but there was just one issue getting there, according to The Chronicle Herald. We looked at the political climate ... and decided we probably wouldn't be able to go, she said with a sigh. Fei Tang, general manager of the Nai Kids Choir, said the chorus of about 60 Canadian newcomers between the ages five and 15 were invited to perform at the Serenade! Choral Festival in Washington, D.C., next week. It's just not practical. It also affects two non-Muslim countries, blocking travellers from North Korea and some Venezuelan government officials and their families. Most of the choir members immigrated to Canada within the last two years, said Tang, and some parents worried that travel documents from their home country would raise red flags under a U.S. policy that bans travellers from five majority-Muslim countries Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. ( As reported in the news.