In its 20 year history, the Vermont Folklife Center’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program has sponsored hundreds of apprenticeships.
In recent years it’s been focused on helping Vermont’s immigrant communities preserve the traditions of their home countries.
For one Congolese man, that’s meant teaching young people the dance and music of their native culture. Lusenge Siriwayo leads Ngoma ya kwetu, an African dance troupe.
Note: There will be a 20th anniversary reunion of the Folklife Center’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program tomorrow afternoon at Main Street Landing in Burlington.