Rwandans Bring Art, Music, and Healing to Virginia

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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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