PHOTOS: Music lovers defy rain at KigaliUp music festival as main acts disappoint

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Festival goers had to choose between braving the rain and ducking for shelter as the skies opened up abruptly on day one of the KigaliUp music festival on Saturday. Luckily,...

KigaliUp festival kicks off today

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The seventh edition of the KigaliUp music festival opens today at IPRC Kicukiro cricket grounds. At a press conference at the venue on Thursday morning, organisers unveiled some of the...

Niyitanga on his experience from continental fashion show

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Rwanda’s fast rising designer Olivier Niyitanga of Tanga Designs participated in this year’s Mercedes Benz African Fashion Festival that took place in Accra, Ghana. He showcased his ready-to-wear collection ‘I...

All set for President Kagame's victory concert

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Two weeks after President Paul Kagame was re-elected, Rwanda’s star artistes are set to perform at the Kigali Intsinzi Concert at Amahoro Stadium parkinglot today at 6pm.

Blankets and Wine seeks to connect Africa through music

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It will be food, drink, fashion and music as the first Blankets and Wine event comes to Kigali next week. Dubbed ‘Blankets and Wine Kigali’, the daylong event will take...

The Ben to perform at 'Kwita Izina' Gala Dinner

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U.S-based Rwandan musician The Ben will perform at this year’s ‘Kwita Izina’ Gala Dinner on August 26 at the Kigali Convention Centre.

Patoranking to headline KigaliUp music festival

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Nigerian reggae-dancehall star Patoranking will be among the international acts to grace the stage at this year’s KigaliUp music festival.

'African Queens' exhibition opens at Heaven Restaurant

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‘African Queens’, a solo art exhibition by visual artist Willy Karekezi, opened at the Heaven Restaurant in Kiyovu on Saturday.

Ugandan actors set for Rwanda study tour

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Ugandan actors, Douglas Dubois Sebamala aka Simon and Shebbe Khan, also known as Tony, famous in the Ugandan TV series Second Chance, are expected in Rwanda for a five-day study...

Rwandans in USA toast to President Kagame's victory

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On Friday, a week after President Paul Kagame was re-elected in a landslide victory, Rwandans living in the US and friends of Rwanda gathered to celebrate his victory.

'Rwanda Turn Up' tour kicks off in Musanze

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It was a display of talent as the Rwanda Turn Up kicked off in Northern Province on Saturday. Residents of Musanze town and nearby areas thronged the district’s Ubworoherane stadium...

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather to remember Kamaliza at special music concert

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Hundreds flocked Kigali Serena Hotel to celebrate the life of music legend Kamaliza on Saturday evening. The show, dubbed 'Umurage Nyawo Kamaliza Concert', was organised by the Rwandan Diaspora students...

Empra Jahboy’s long walk to Dancehall fame

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Empra Jahboy (real names Bonny Gakunde) believes he was born a musician. However it wasn’t until 2011, while in high school that he came to that realization and he has...

'I am the Future' music contest to unearth Rwanda’s new talent

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David Tuyishimire, also known as producer David, is a local music producer and CEO of Future Records. He is the brains behind ‘I am the Future’, a countrywide music competition...

DJ Spin nominated for Sauti Awards 2017

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DJ Spin has been nominated for this year’s Sauti Awards under the DJ of the Year East Africa category.

What's on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Mighty Popo on the rise of'Kigali Up'

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Every year since 2011, the ‘Kigali Up’ music festival has brought together world-famous musicians for a weekend of live musical performances and other fun activities in Kigali.

WORD HAS IT...

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Word reaching our desk is that musicians The Ben and Meddy will headline the Intsinzi concert to celebrate the re-election of President Paul Kagame this month. President Kagame registered a...

Tresor Riziki to headline Blankets and Wine festival

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Award winning South Africa based musician Tresor Riziki is coming to Rwanda. The multi platinum selling Congolese born singer-songwriter and producer is scheduled to perform at the first edition of...

Sintex to spice up Seka Live comedy show

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Upcoming Afro dancehall artiste Sintex, real name Arnold Kabera, has been doing music since 2012, but with little visibility.

KigaliUp Festival returns bigger and better

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It will be two festivals in one at this year’s KigaliUp Music Festival, with a parallel festival dedicated specifically to children. Previously, the festival has targeted mostly the adult audience,...

Umuhanzi in live album recording concert

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This year has seen a number of gospel album launches and concerts. On September 3, renowned gospel musician, René Patrick will join the list with the hosting of a live...

All set for 'Rwanda Turn Up' tour

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Local artistes are gearing up for ‘Rwanda Turn Up’ music tour that will see them perform in different parts of the country.

Tanzanian rapper Darassa to rock Kigali

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Renowned Tanzanian singer and songwriter Darassa will headline the maiden ‘Pressing Forward’ show on August 11 at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali).