From Kigali to the World: A Musical Journey of Peace and Hope

Author: Abitije Seraphin Elise
On:11/03/2024 17:29
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In the heart of Kigali, Rwanda, the air buzzed with anticipation as people from diverse backgrounds and nations gathered for the Harmony Concert. The musical ensemble, took the stage, their instruments poised to create a symphony of unity and peace.

As the first notes resonated through the venue, it became evident that this wasn't just a concert it was a global celebration of harmony. The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council and the Embassy of Korea had collaborated to organize this extraordinary event, held on Saturday, March 9th, marking the 30th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.

Eunsook Lee, the passionate event planner, acknowledging the conflicts in various parts of the world. She shared the vision behind the concert, emphasizing the hope that the values of unity and peace demonstrated by Rwanda could inspire global harmony.

The concert was not limited to musicians; it featured diverse participants, including a Japan ambassador, Mr. Isao Fukushima,  US Embassy staff, doctors, and even airplane pilots. Together, they formed a symbol of solidarity and shared humanity, transcending borders and professions.

Eunsook Lee expressed her gratitude to the organizers, supportive legislators, and fellow musicians who contributed to the success of the concert. She shared a personal story about her father-in-law, a North Korean defector, and how his legacy fuelled her commitment to promoting peace.

With the 30th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi as a backdrop, the concert aimed to not only illuminate dark times but also convey a powerful message of peace on the Korean Peninsula. Eunsook Lee spoke of her father's values of loyalty and filial piety, echoing in their hearts each morning.

The Peace Concert in Rwanda was a testament to the power of music and unity. Local musicians and Kigali residents actively participated, turning the event into a reality. Eunsook Lee hoped that the waves of peace initiated by the concert would extend further into the world, becoming a catalyst for global peace.

As the final notes of the Harmony Concert echoed in the hearts of those present, the ripple effect of peace was anticipated to expand across the globe, leaving behind a legacy of hope and unity for generations to come.Isao Fukushima, Ambassador of Japan in Rwanda who also played Cello in the eventMany people attend the show including Youth and ChildrenEunsook Lee Organizer of the event with an ambition of sensibilizing the value of unit and hopeThe Event happende in the end of last weekend at Christ Church Rwanda