Rwandan artistes for Doadoa festival next month

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The organisers of DOADOA, the East African performing Arts Market, have announced artistes that will perform at this year’s edition. The weekend announcement revealed a host of talented artistes and...

PHOTOS: Bizimana’s Easter concert attracted mammoth crowd

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Hundreds of believers attended Gospel singer Patient Bizimana’s annual Easter Celebration concert which was held at Kigali Convention Centre, Radisson Blu Hotel on Easter Sunday.

VIDEO: Beauty for Ashes release new music video to celebrate Easter

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Popular rock gospel band, Beauty for Ashes marked Easter celebrations with the release of a video song. The three and a half minute song titled “The Cross” depict the full...

Charly & Nina: Breaking boundaries on the music scene

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Charly and Nina (or Charlyna Nina like they prefer to call themselves) first met in 2010 during music gig as backup singers, for Kitoko’s concert, but little did they know...

Fashionista Kabano on adding value to the Rwandan modelling industry

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What inspired the Rwanda Fashion Models Union?

The social events to look out for

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Entertainment activities are slowly resuming after the official commemoration week of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi ended on April 13.

One girl’s determination to fight genocide ideology through poetry

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Ange Theonastine Ashimwe is a young poet using her skills to preach unity and reconciliation. Although she can’t walk as a result of a disability, she actively participated in the...

Kwibuka23: Artistes join Rwandans to commemorate

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Music does not only play a key role in soothing the hearts of the millions who were affected by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, but it also helps preserve...

Remembering musicians killed during the Genocide

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The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left the music industry in tatters. Many of the artistes who were Tutsi did not survive the killings. Indeed some of the most popular...

Kwibuka23: Uwamahoro’s appeal to world leaders

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“Today I have the honor to speak for people who decided that their pain would not be in vain; a people who turned their hatred into sacred lessons for us...

Guma Guma contestants to visit Genocide memorial sites

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Primus Guma Guma music competition contestants will today begin a tour of different memorial sites as part of Bralirwa’s activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Bralirwa are...

Kwetu screens Genocide movies, proceeds to go to elderly survivors

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As the country continues to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, several Genocide related movies were screened at Kigali Serena Hotel on Sunday. People couldn’t hold back tears as...

Munyanshoza on why he chose to stick with commemoration music

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In 1992, a teenage Dieudonne Munyanshoza joined Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) in the liberation struggle after he was suspected by local leaders of spying for the then rebel group.

How music helps Ntakirutimana cope with Genocide wounds

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“Genocide commemoration period is like a black night to me, I don’t even want to talk much about this hell month,” explains Ntakirutimana Felicien in this interview a day before...

Thou shall not kill

When I first heard about the latest chemical attack in Syria, I told myself I would not look at the pictures or any footage and so I deliberately turned off...

Tracing the role of music in promoting reconciliation

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In 2001, Rwandan folk musician Simon Bikindi was arrested and transferred to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). In December 2008, the tribunal convicted Bikindi of direct and public...

Kwetu Film to screen commemoration movies

Local movies that commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi are set for a special screening at the Kwetu Film Institute in Kigali. The screenings will take place today (Friday,...

Red Rocks unveils plan to spur conservation through culture

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Musanze-based Red Rocks ecotourism and cultural centre has released a line-up of annual activities to promote conservation and tourism for sustainable development. The Red Rocks Rwanda cultural initiative is a...