Corneille Opens Up About Losing His Parents In The Rwandan Genocide


talked with about his life, music, and his latest album ‘The Birth of Corneillius’ created entirely in English. “In 1994, the Rwandan genocide happened,” explained German born the artist, whose spent much of his childhood in Rwanda before his parents were killed in the genocide. at that point fled back to Germany, where he was taken in by some of his parents’ friends. “I was forced to get out of the country. A good ten years after the genocide, I lived in a great deal of denial… When I started getting help and talking about it, I realized my parents I know that I’m not going to be able to talk to them ever again, and that’s what saddens me, but they left me with memories filled with such love that I don’t have that much anger.” Watch the interview below.

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