TO many, launching a maiden album involves spending huge amounts of money on hiring expensive venues and sound systems.
However, Ras Banamungu’s function was low key, in a small hall at Unity de Nyamirambo and his audience consisted mainly of HIV orphans.
Fully clad in army green shirt, trouser and a black hat, Banamungu stepped onto the podium to deafening applause from children, who had filled the hall welcoming him.
Banamungu did not disappoint his audience. At exactly 8.00 p.m, he started performing his latest works including, ‘Turwambukane’ and ‘Muze Mumve’.
His songs appeal to the World to help the suffering, especially children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.
By performing for orphans, Banamungu says he was playing his part as a rastaman, whose doctrine is to help the needy and suffering.
“I have chosen to identify with the needy. I am going to traverse the country appealing to Rwandans, to help the suffering in society. The needy have to be identified with,” he said shortly after performing.
The concert was organised by FXB International a (Association François-Xavier Bagnoud), an NGO supporting part of the 25 million orphans and vulnerable children in the World.
“I would have chosen to launch my album at Amahoro Stadium but I chose to perform for the kids,” he added.