Kibeho is as dusty as the road leading to it, but covered by a hum of activity as motos and buses pick and drop travelers. At the Kibeho Shrine I see a lonesome piano, silent as the air around it, still and sort of waiting on something.
An attractive piece of modern architecture with its symmetric walls, high ceilings and thoughtful angles of natural light streaming in, the Kigali Public Library is a very impressive sight. It’s tucked away behind the US Embassy with a great view of the post-apocalyptic-looking construction on the opposing hill. You can’t fail to spot it while […]
Up there, on top of all these tall trees, surrounded by one of the purest airs on this planet, one feels a certain kinship to the earth – a sort of tug at your being, and thoughts of time and how fleeting the human endeavour is sometimes.
A guided tour of the hill starts off with the traditional section where replicas of royal huts are. Made of thatched straw, the main hut rises from the ground and bulges out into an enormous structure; it’s almost unbelievable how the structure stands on just a couple of wooden poles.
Inshuti is a teenage art space. You can feel its walls aching to flex and run. It’s vibrant, fresh, new. With such young management, it has the energy to spread its wings.
As I go through the artwork hanging on the walls, warm, dark and light tunes of jazz fill up the air around me. The volume is just right, not too loud to distract you from the mix of colours on canvas in front of you and not too soft to be drowned out by the drizzle outside.