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„Muzika yacu, Ubuzima bwacu“

[proverb from Rwanda]

Project Music Road Rwanda

Why "Music Road Rwanda?"

Music is indispensable in any society: it connects people. It plays in many areas of coexistence in education, in the reflection on the common heritage, in the cultivation of the common tradition, in the Church.
The level of musical education in Rwanda is very low. Only a few schools have music lessons. A higher music education does not exist.
Since the beginning of 2018, the project "Rwanda Music Road" has been partnering with the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda (Eglise Presbytérienne au Rwanda, EPR) in Kigali.
The goal is to establish and run a structured music school in the area of youth and adult work in cooperation with the EPR and its already existing resources.

Continuing musical education
A long-term goal is the development of music education in other parts of the capital and country.

Project Music Road Rwanda

Current Partnerships

Past Partnerships

What is needed?

  • Good teaching materials
  • Financial resources for teacher trainings: Travel and accommodation costs of 5-10 European teachers per year
  • Financial means for teachers' salaries
  • Funds for training of piano tuners, training for church musicians (especially choir work)
  • Music therapy program with emphasis on trauma therapy
  • Financial support for music lessons for children and teenagers
  • New instruments (string instruments, guitars, electric pianos...)


What will "Music Road Rwanda" achieve?

Music Road Rwanda" promotes the development of musical life at various Levels.

This includes: 

  • Continuing education courses for music teachers
  • Promotion of musical education together with EPR and Violin Kids
  • Public concerts
  • Music therapy offers and concerts (as part of the corresponding programs)
  • Courses for church musicians including traditional instruments
  • Promotion of a network among musicians

Concerts

In Rwanda, there was still no classical chamber music concert cultur in public. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institute in Kigali, we gave two public concerts, both of which were enthusiastically received. One performance took place in the Hotel Serena, the other in the Goethe-Institute’s own auditorium. We plan to continue our cooperation with the Goethe-Institute to give further performances.

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How you can support us:

In addition to the urgent financial help we need, you can also actively participate:
• You can even organize charity concerts for "Music Road Rwanda"
• You can send us instruments, sheet music, strings, tuners, metronomes, etc. that you no longer need
• If you are a musician, you can share with us or friends to teach locally in Kigali
• Or if you tell your friends about us colleagues!

Donate

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