Culture

Support The New Wave Of Artists: Underworra ?

This article was originally published on August 21st, 2019. Every new generation seems to have its own way of doing things; new age groups often have more “modern” manners of walking, talking and dressing. With new slang comes unheard-of challenges and untapped potential. In...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:25pm

Review: “Autour De Moi” – Art Can Be About Everything

This article was originally published on August 5th, 2019. “Autour de Moi” is an exhibition that was held in the new Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR) building, and opened to the public from July 19th – 31st. Many people walked in, out of curiosity, to see what was...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:20pm

25 Years Later, A Generation Blossoms

This article was originally published on July 11th, 2019. What differentiates this year’s Liberation is that it also signifies the passage of a quarter of a century — the time that it takes for a new generation to bloom. Therefore, we would like to celebrate this commemoration month...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:07pm

Kigali Creatives: The Backstory to “Stickin’ 2 You”

This article was originally published on June 12th, 2019. It was just another day at the Mothaland Arts recording studio. Or so I thought. I came over to meet the producer prodigy named Eloi El. My expectation was to just absorb any knowledge I could from the 19-year old...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 4:58pm

Kigali Creatives: Ishimwa Muhimanyi’s Countless Blessings

This article was originally published on May 25th, 2019. When I met performance artist Ishimwa Muhimanyi in Kigali a few weeks ago, I immediately read the artistic genius in his eyes. He is multi-dimensional — concerned with psychology, writing, traveling and body language,...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 5:21pm

PICTORIAL: See What I See

This article was originally published on May 8th, 2019. See What I See, is a photo-visual series that intimately invites people into the lives of GBV survivors — using simplicity and start contrast to create the melancholy and brutality that survivors often hide, and give viewers...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 5:08pm

ProvocARTive: The 2nd Annual ALU Arts Festival

This article was originally published on May 8th, 2019. The Arts Festival is a platform under the Arts@ALU program that aims to entertain and educate while giving different artists a space to showcase and grow their crafts. It is also an opportunity for the community to gain a more...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 4:58pm

Who’s Burna Boy?

This article was originally published on March 18th, 2019.  ‘Ange-Ange-linaaaa’… Among Damini Ogulu’s many accomplishments, it is probably this tune that would earn the loudest chorus if you began to hum it in the streets of Kigali. The single...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 4:44pm

Green Book: The True Story of A Life-Changing Road Trip

This article was originally published on February 24th, 2019. When Tony opposes the local mafia and loses his job, he lands an interview with cultivated and cosmopolitan Don Shirley. Dr. Shirley is going on a two-month tour to the American South and needs a chauffeur and a bodyguard. With...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 4:31pm

Rwandans celebrate Umuganura

The Minister for Sports and Culture has called on Rwandans to work together to contribute to the country’s development programmes, encouraging citizens to preserve the culture of sharing their harvests. Julienne Uwacu delivered the message yesterday at the National Harvest Day (Umuganura)...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:55am

Youth challenged to embrace Umuganura

As Rwanda celebrates the annual thanksgiving and harvest day, popularly known as Umuganura,  this week, senior officials have  challenged the young generation to actively participate in the celebrations and integrate culture in the country’s quest for sustainable development....

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 11:47pm

All set for FESPAD cultural festival

The 2018 edition of the Pan-African Dance Festival (FESPAD) is back, with different activities lined up on the opening day at Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali on July 29. The six-day-long festival will also be held in five other districts outside Kigali, namely; Musanze, Rubavu, Huye, Rwamagana...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:42pm

Itorero; the secret behind nation building

Another cohort of Rwanda students from the Diaspora is once again attending a civic education training (Ingando). The idea came about some years ago, targeting local students who were about to join university. There was need to instill in them a sense of patriotism driven by Rwandan values. They...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:37pm

Are we losing our culture to interracial marriage?

As the world becomes a tiny village with social media linking two people from either ends of the globe, more people are traveling overseas because of marriage. Many young people willing to take a risk want to break free from the myth that only those who get married from the same culture have stable...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:58pm

Policing of Women’s Bodies in the Name of Culture

An article was recently published and it played into the same old narrative about how girls and women should dress, and in this case the article expressed concern about the dress code of teenage girls in secondary schools, or more accurately how they spurned school dress codes to wear short...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 11:57pm

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