Inganzo UK 2002 tour, a UK company INSHUTI-UK
was set up after the first tour of Ballet Inganzo to the UK in 2002 in
order to develop the potential of the Ballet and to use the profile of
the group to instigate associated cultural, educational and development
In July 2003, three founding members of Inshuti-UK travelled to Rwanda
to visit the Ballet and set up projects
that will help their wider community in the long term.
are working to create a channel for these African drums
to be brought to the UK for resale, with all profits going back to
Rwanda to help the community
The musicians and dancers travelled to the UK on
March 19 for a seventeen day series of music workshops in London schools
and performances. The tour was being organised and managed by Inshuti-UK,
a London-based collective dedicated to raising international awareness
of this traditional form of musical drama from Central Africa, and to
providing development assistance to the community of Ruhengeri and the
The Rwanda Forum on Saturday 27 March remembered the 800,000 to a million
Tutsi and Hutu moderates murdered in just three months by the Hutu extremist
government ten years ago this month.
day concluded with a performance by Ballet
Inganzo a Rwandan dance troupe composed of Hutu and Tutsi performers
- an emblem of reconciliation
County Youth Orchestra will host Ballet Inganzo, an exciting young
dance company from Rwanda. Formed from three Rwandan tribes that until
recently were engaged in civil war, Ballet Inganzo was founded as part
of a process of reconciliation by group director François Nkinzehwiki.
See them at The Anvil, Basingstoke Saturday 13 July 2004.
During July, the company will also be giving workshops and performances
in 11 Hampshire schools.
Information compliments of http://www.pangaeamusic.co.uk/