New girl band storms music scene

Chic band, a new outfit comprising four talented Rwandan singers and an American has hit the music scene. The new, unique, and classy group with incredible voices will certainly raffle some feathers in the industry dominated by males.
Members of Chic Band during rehearsals. (Courtesy)
Members of Chic Band during rehearsals. (Courtesy)

Chic band, a new outfit comprising four talented Rwandan singers and an American has hit the music scene.

The new, unique, and classy group with incredible voices will certainly raffle some feathers in the industry dominated by males.

The band is also referred to as “Fruit”, from beautiful people group—specialising in Blues and Jazz as the genre. It offers stunning, smooth vocals and heartfelt lyrics. The girls are determined to become a pop sensation in the country.

Chic band was formed two months ago following auditions by music expert and founder of Kigali Fashion Week, John Munyeshuri to find a new girl group in the country.

Munyeshuri says that he wanted to create the first ever girl band that would showcase Rwanda as a land of talent to the world.

The girls believe in themselves and are particularly keen on producing great music and performing on the international stage.

Last Sunday, The New Times caught up with the band in a rehearsal ahead of their first appearance to launch themselves to the public. The show will be held at Kabana club on Friday, May 13, where they will deliver unplugged versions of songs by famous musicians like Céline Dion, Mariah Carey, Adele and a tribute for the late Whitney Houston.

Grace Marie, one of the vocalists, explained how most bands in the country are boy bands. They intend to change this myth by showing the world that girls can also make it and shine other than just being backup singers or video vixens.

The local music industry is finally growing, with many artistes aspiring to join the business but still unsure of the possibility of earning enough money to have a life they want like their counterparts in other countries.

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