Rwandans Bring Art, Music, and Healing to Virginia


Rwandan artist (and former street child) Pacifique Niyonsenga and his brother Patrick teach traditional drumming to the 3rd graders in Piper Gary’s music class at Woodbrook Elementary. (Credit: Emily Richardson-Lorente)

It’s 6,351 miles — as the crow flies — between Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, and Charlottesville. But last month, a small group of artists made that journey, and they’ve been delighting school children in the area ever since. WMRA’s Emily Richardson-Lorente has the story.

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