DJ Shiru to rock the stage at ‘Traffic Lights Party’

Uganda’s DJ Shiru will storm Kigali on July 27 for the “De Traffic Light Party” at Club Next.  Famed for his electrifying performances, Shiru will keep the energy high at the newly renovated nightclub in Muhima.  “De Traffic Light Party is about the dress code,...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, Kenya tour agents partner to promote tourism

Rwandan and Kenyan travel and tour operators have partnered to strengthen tourism in their respective countries. This followed a meeting between the Rwanda Travel and Tour Association (RTTA) and a 17-man delegation from Kenya in Kigali. Members from the Kenya Association of Travel Agents, the...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Weekend Proggie

Liberation Day might have been yesterday but the mood is still on and it will continue throughout the weekend. Most bars and restaurants are ready to help have a good weekend and you shouldn’t miss out on the fun. Happy Liberation Day!GumaGuma @ MuhangaMusic lovers in the Southern Province...

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

Cruising along the Nile in Cairo

Last month, The New Times’ Bryan Kimenyi travelled to Egypt and among other things cruised on the River Nile. Below is his experience. Looking at the current political situation in Egypt, you’d think it’s not wise of me to write about visiting Egypt. However, with all that is...

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

Comedy Knights for Burundi show

Rwanda’s premier comedy group, the Comedy Knights are extending their influence across borders. For the second time, the comedians will be performing in Burundi, where they’ve built a large fan base.‘The first time we performed in Burundi showed us that we have admirers across the...

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

Juliana Kanyomozi in concert this month

Ugandan diva, Juliana Kanyomozi will perform at the Influential Businesswomen Dinner Gala that Beautiful People Ltd will host at the posh Kigali Serena Hotel on July, 19.The Seven Days songbird, a judge on Tusker Project Fame, will perform before a large section of businesswomen and executives from...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

Alpha collaborates with American starlet in new single

If putting the names Alpha Rwirangira and La’Myia Good in the same sentence just gives you chills, then get ready to have a seizure, as U.S-based Rwandan singer says they recently recorded ‘Heaven’ together.“Basically the song is about telling a girl that if she lets you...

Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Weekend Proggie

You spend all week thinking about what to do over the weekend and we spend all week figuring what you should do over the weekend. Here are some of the great events taking place that you and your friends and family might want to attend this weekend‘MTN Kings of Komedy’ @ Expo Grounds and...

Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Tom Close to light up Kampala

Rwandan R&B singer Tom Close will perform at the ‘Rwanda Night’ in Kampala.The ‘Rwanda Night’, a monthly event at Club Rouge, will take place on Saturday, June 29 and will feature the 2011 Primus Guma Guma Superstar winner.Organised by Gift Pro, the event that aims at...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Weekend Proggie

This weekend, we return with your guide to what is happening where and when. While Kwita Izina is certainly this weekend’s main event, there are plenty of activities to do that have nothing whatsoever to do with gorillas Kevin Lyttle @ Musanze StadiumSoca star Kevin Lyttle is performing today...

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Soca superstar Kevin Lyttle to perform at Kwita Izina concert

Mr. ‘Turn Me On’, Kevin Lyttle will jet into the country tomorrow to grace this year’s Kwita Izina celebration. This will be his maiden visit to Rwanda.The free Friday concert which will take place on the sidelines of the ninth edition of the international tourism event, will...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kwita Izina starts with Cultural Week

As Rwanda prepares for the 10th edition of the Gorilla naming ceremony, Kwita Izina, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has set up a week long cultural and tourism exhibition that kicks off today at Hotel Muhabura in Musanze District. The head of Amahoro Tours which organised the event alongside...

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

Weekend Proggie

Get fantastic ideas for things to do this weekend. Whether you like to plan in advance or leave it to the last minute. Get out there and enjoy weekend.Monster Love Concert @ PapyrusDiscover the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in Kigali today, as we round up our top pre-weekend...

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

Top artistes for Rwanda Day in London

Rwandan music and dance will illuminate London this weekend, as three of the country’s top musicians entertain guests at the Rwanda Day 2013 in what promises to be a massive event. Slated for Saturday, the event will see famous Rwandan cultural music singer Intore Masamba and R&B stars...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Weekend Proggie

This weekend is fully packed with concerts across the country. Tomorrow being the 32nd commemoration of the death of Bob Marley, Rastafarians have come together and organised shows that you don’t want to miss. Also, the road shows of Primus Guma Guma Super Star are back. Enjoy your weekend....

Friday, May 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Underground but determined to make it to the top

For most of you, the name ‘King Rod’ might not ring a bell but this young upcoming musician is very determined to become a national music icon. Bryan Kimenyi of The New Times caught up with him about his life as an underground musician. Briefly introduce yourself. My name is Rodrigue...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ganza releases HHP’s video

Renowned Rwandan music video director, Didier Ganza, who is based in the United States of America is putting final touches on the video ‘Animals’ of sensational South African rapper, Hip Hop Pantsula or Double HP (real name, Jabulani Tsambo) featuring The Big 10. In February, we...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwandan artistes pay tribute to Bob Marley

This weekend happens to be another day to celebrate the life of Bob Marley, one of the greatest musicians that ever lived. With his legacy, the world celebrates May 11, the day Marley died. And in that regard, local artistes have organised a concert for all Reggae fans at One Love bar.Artistes...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 12:00 AM

Weekend Proggie

A new month has started and being the first Friday of the month, a lot of partying is expected around the country. Here is a selection of events happening this weekend for you to choose from.Fly K-Team @ Aberdeen HouseIt’s been a while since we last had an event organised by K-Team. Today...

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

Neza vows to change the music industry

She announced her arrival in the music industry recently after posting her profile on social media networks Facebook and Twitter. This Canada-based Rwandan upcoming songstress, Neza Da Songbird is taking the music scene by storm.  She has taken the meaning of her name Neza - loosely...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

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