Ingoma Nshya from Rwanda is set for their Southern African tour and ready to captivate Harare and Johannesburg audiences.
This all female group will travel to Zimbabwe and facilitate a workshop and a performance at The Mannenberg in Central Harare focusing on “Healing” followed by a question and answer session as part of the workshop on “Drumming as a healing method and drumming in the traditional context”.
The tour will also encompass workshops with other local artists in various spaces. The first performance in Johannesburg will take place at Bassline in the Cultural Precinct in Newtown; the evening will focus on African music and dance.
Ingoma Nshya will share the stage with two member groups of CDT; Binang Mmino from Alexandra Township, an all-girl group specializing in traditional dance and music and Taiwa Jazz Band; a youth jazz band, Taiwa Band led by Jerry Molelekwa from Thembisa.
Profiles of the group
Ingoma Nshya is a sacred and privileged space where each and every Rwandan woman can find ways to fully, freely and happily express herself. For it is precisely in the artistic arena that every human being is given a chance and a liberty to create, to transform and to shape things.
Created in July 7, 2004, by the University Centre for Arts and Drama of the National University of Rwanda, the objectives of Ingoma Nshya are: To preserve, restore, develop and enrich the Rwandan traditional heritage for next generations, to professionalize arts and culture crafts, to promote local female artists the international level and to offer a secure environment for Rwandan woman artists to grow and blossom.