Singer , Kizito Mihigo has urged musicians to instigate hope for a better future among Genocide survivors through their songs.
The Inuma singer has a big music project for the 20th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
“Music is consumed by many people and through music we can unite our society especially during the commemoration period,” says Kizito Mihingo.
Mihigo says Rwandans need inspirational songs that help them move past the tortured past and hope for a future.
Kizito Mihigo, was born July 25th, 1981 at Kibeho, a sector of Nyaruguru district, in the former Gikongoro province, currently located in the Southern Province.
In April 1994, at 13 years, Mihigo survived the Genocide in which more than a million Tutsi were mercilessly killed.
The tragedy inspired Kizito to become a singer and peace advocate for Rwanda’s “Never Again” resolution.
In 2008, he received the postgraduate diploma at the Conservation de Musique in Paris and from 2008-2010, he was a music teacher in Belgium.
Kizito founded the KMP (Kizito Mihingo for Peace), a non-profit foundation with the mission of using art in peace building.