Music

Ice Nova drops ‘Ubuvanganzo I’ album

Ice Nova is one of the budding rappers signed to Green Ferry Music, a fast-rising local music label based in Kicukiro. After two years with the label, the 22-year-old, real name Olivier Ishimwe, has put out his first studio album, which he will be officially launching soon. Titled Ubuvanganzo I,...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:09pm

Alyn Sano on evolving as a musician

Nine years after embarking on her musical journey, Alyn Sano held her first major gig at the Rwanda Revenue Authority auditorium in Kimihurura on Sunday night, June 3. The well-attended jazz and soul-themed live concert showcased Sano’s evolution from a church chorister to the live band act...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:30am

Nyundo School of Music hosts Canadian music graduates

A group of former students from Canada’s Selkirk College is in Rwanda for a six-month internship programme. They are doing their post-university internship at Nyundo School of Music in Muhanga District. According to Jacques Muligande, the director of Nyundo, the country’s first public...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:05pm

PGGSS season 8: Who is who?

Not many people had heard of the name Jay C, real name Jean Claude Muhire, before March, when finalists for this year’s Primus Guma Guma Super Star competition were unveiled. The exercise, held in mid March, is organised by Bralirwa’s premier brand Primus, in partnership with the Price...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:36pm

SA jazz maestro Zahara to perform at Kigali Jazz Junction

This month’s edition of the monthly Kigali Jazz Junction is only hours away. South African jazz sensation Zahara is expected to jet into the capital this morning, ahead of her performance at Kigali Jazz Junction on Friday. The show will take place at Kigali Serena Hotel, and will feature...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:17am

Diamond reveals plans to quit music

Just days after Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol, disclosed that they are contemplating quitting music, bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz has hinted that he is also planning to exit the industry. Diamond, whose life has been full of drama, has revealed that he will soon quit music to concentrate on his...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:37am

Meet 10-year-old Gisa, an upcoming guitarist

It is unusual to see a child playing such a tricky musical instrument as a guitar at a young age. At least that was my impression when I saw 10-year-old Blaise David Gisa Uwijuru skillfully playing the guitar.  Gisa probably takes playing guitar from his father Alphonse Ngendabanga, who used...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:13am