Caritas kids boogie, bond with AFCENT Band during Djibouti tour

Airman 1st Class Anneke Bentley, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band vocalist, sings and dances with a child from Caritas Djibouti while Airman 1st Class Joshua Dick, AFCENT Band percussionist, and Tech. Sgt. Joshua Holdridge, AFCENT Band bass player, accompany her in Djibouti City, June 6, 2017. The AFCENT Band, Starlifter, is based in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, and has a mission of performing and touring in small ensembles to positively promote troop morale, diplomacy and outreach to host nation communities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
Airman 1st Class Anneke Bentley, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band vocalist, sings and dances with a child from Caritas Djibouti while Airman 1st Class Joshua Dick, AFCENT Band percussionist, and Tech. Sgt. Joshua Holdridge, AFCENT Band bass player, accompany her in Djibouti City, June 6, 2017. The AFCENT Band, Starlifter, is based in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, and has a mission of performing and touring in small ensembles to positively promote troop morale, diplomacy and outreach to host nation communities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
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Caritas kids boogie, bond with AFCENT Band during Djibouti tour

Airman 1st Class Anneke Bentley’s voice cut through the dense heat like a fresh breeze, swirling around the smiling children. A drum beat, popping from the blithe yet powerful cajon, was cooled by the plucked strings of the upright base. The accordion’s airy whistle and sigh soothed as the guitar resonated alongside the honeyed vocals.