In attempt to contribute to the country’s post-genocide recovery 17 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwandan renowned artiste Kizito Mihigo, has launched a campaign to promote peace, unity and reconciliation through art in various secondary schools.
The concert dubbed: “Inkunga y’ubuhanzi mu burezi” - loosely translating to “supporting art in schools” was organised by the singer’s foundation Kizito Mihigo for Peace (KMP).
According to Kizito, art is a unique expression that has the capability, and it can be used to restore fundamental human values and dignity of our country that were eluded by the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
In an interview with The New Times, Kizito said he has already performed in five schools: Lycée Notre Dame de Citeaux, Groupe Scolaire Officiel, EAV Kabutare, Petit Seminaire Baptiste, as well as Lycée de Kigali.
“I am planning to perform in all secondary schools of the country, with the aim to promote peace, unity and reconciliation, among others themes,” Kizito said.
The concert is expected to run until the end of the second term and resumes in the third term, with a mega concert at national level at the end of the year.
Kizito is famous for various songs, including his latest tracks “Twanze Gutoberwa Amateka” and “Urugamba rwo kwibohora.”
Born on July 25, 1981 in the Southern Province of Rwanda, Kizito Mihigo is an international organist, singer and composer – he has released over 380 songs.
Since 2003, Kizito has been promoting unity and the reconciliation among Rwandans living in the country and those in the Diaspora.
The 30-year-old singer has dedicated himself entirely to the message of peace, forgiveness, reconciliation and tolerance.