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About Us

Established in September 2007, Ishyo Arts Centre is a platform for artists, art lovers, cultural professionals, entrepreneurs and anyone who is passionate about art. This successful non-governmental organization operates locally and internationally and brings cultural practitioners together to make traditional and contemporary culture available to all. Ishyo also develops and supports innovative artists, projects and training programs mainly in literature, dance, music, poetry and theatre.

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Projects and Programs


Ishyo Arts Centre has initiated and contributed in different educative programs and projects.


To this end, in 2014; Ishyo initiated a project ‘Breaking Barriers-Building Bridges’ in collaboration with Comedy Knights (Rwanda), Kaami Arts (Rwanda), Tubiteho (Rwanda) and Sagohuset (Sweden).


Kina Festival is organized by Ishyo once in two years. It is performing arts for children festival. Its main objectives are developing children’s creativity using the Arts and improving young artists’ creative skills through high quality arts workshops and exposure to performances by both children and renowned international artists.


Ishyo has been a partner of this unique outdoor music festival which brings together, every year since 2011, world-renowned artists from different horizons for live shows, organizes workshops for local aspiring artists, while creating a fun-filled family event with crafts sale, a children’s corner, a beer and food garden, etc.

mboka slideshow


‘Mboka’ musical theatre For the public aged    Director: Carole Karemera Musical composition: Cecilia Kankoonda Lights: Ben Butera Technical director :   Judo Kanobana Scenography :   Alhadji Malenge et Carole Karemera Production Manager : Didacienne Nibagwire Actors : Solange Umuhire, Samuel Kamanzi, Joshua, Leon Mandari, Kimenyi Herve, Abdoul Mujyambere, Eliane Umuhire et Michael Sengazi   […]


Carole Umulinga Karemera

Carole Umulinga Karemera is the artistic director of Ishyo Arts Centre. Carole Karemera is a musician, saxophone player, actress, director and contemporary dancer. She joined the movie industry in 2002 and starred in films like ‘Sometimes in April’ directed by Raoul Peck, “Sounds of Sand”, directed by Marion Hansel and […]


Didacienne Nibagwire

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