Rwandan music

Nine emerging Rwandan music acts to watch in 2020

Young and talented artistes made their debuts on the Rwandan music industry in 2019, making the year an exciting one. For some, it was a take-off year, while others saw it as a year to consolidate their  achievements. This new crop of talent is leveraging on the use of streaming services...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 8:57am

The top 10 local hit songs of 2019

2019 was a year when local artistes proved that Rwandan music can, with no doubt, go places. They put in remarkable effort, spending days and nights in recording studios working on big music projects that earned them unrivaled admiration from music fans who were always eager to have them on...

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:52am

Mpano releases song hailing Rwanda’s 2020 achievements

The year 2020 is considered a key milestone not only because it will mark the beginning of a new decade, but for Rwanda, 2020 has been etched on the minds of many, as the year the country set for itself to achieve a number of development goals. Fast-rising singer Yvanny Mpano, who in recent...

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:16am

Gasirikare wins battle of rappers at inaugural Hip-hop festival

Aspiring rapper, Yves Gasirikare, emerged winner of the battle of rappers at the Hip-hop festival that took place at Kimisagara Youth Centre, on December 8. The event, organised by the Delegation of European Union in Rwanda, aimed at promoting Rwanda and Europe’s cultural ties by creating...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:04am

Music museum’s construction works underway

A new museum designed to showcase Rwandan music is in the works, and construction activities  are expected to kick off in February, 2020. The music museum, the aits, galleries and artifacts all designed to display Rwandan traditional musical instruments. Speaking with Saturday Times in an...

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 12:05am