Interview with Aline Mukiza, Burlington, Vermont

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Aline Mukiza
Aline Mukiza (Burlington, Vermont) 

Aline Mukiza is a dancer, musician, and community organizer based in Burlington, Vermont. Mukiza was born in Burundi and moved to Vermont in the state’s refugee resettlement program. She is a master artist of Burundian women’s dance and traditional song in the Vermont Folklife Center’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Mukiza is the director of Twibukanye, where she teaches Burundian music and dance to young adult women and girls in Chittenden County. She has worked with the Vermont Folklife Center to develop and expand pedagogies and materials for cultural education in her community. Additionally, Mukiza has worked as a multilingual liaison for the Burlington School District and a family service coordinator at the Vermont Family Network. She has also served as coordinator of the Heritage Learning Program, a project of the Burundian American Association of Vermont, which provides language, science, and culture classes to children. 

Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 10/14/20.
Tamar Sella
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Burlington, Vermont
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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