Get a Mix of Rwandan Women’s Drum and Germany Jazz Juice

Ingoma Nshya, the female drummers

Do you like Jaz Music? Do you like the beat of Rwandan drums with its extra-ordinary culture dance?

Then this Tuesday evening, go and dance with Youth Jazz Orchester from Germany and Kigali-based Kinga & Blues Band featuring Ingoma Nshya Woman Initiative – a Rwandan women troop that has made themselves a name for sounding traditional drums in a way you may not be used to seeing.

“Ingoma Nshya has proven that it is possible to break down stereotypes, to combat hopelessness, and to spark conversation about radically new possibilities,” says Odile Gakire Katese, founder of the 14 year old group.

The event will start at 6:30‘ PM with doors open for all at Kigali Kandt House Museum.

The venue is also a perfect place to relive Rwandan – German history from the first modern house of Kigali that was constructed by the first German resident official, the explorer Richard Kant. He built the house in 1908.

Germany Jazz

The museum which documents Rwanda’s colonial era under Germany and the cooperation between the two countries is located near the former Nyarugenge Prison (1930) in Kigali’s Central Business District, another historic building by the Belgian colonialists.

Frank Reichert, the Chief conductor of the Germany orchestra said that the twenty-man team which came for an inter-cultural exchange has learnt a lot from rehearsing with the two Rwandan based music groups- Ingoma Nshya and Kinga Blues Band.

“One lesson we have learnt is the power, energy and spirit of the women behind the drums. They put up a lot of vigor and good mood while performing- which we should adopt in our German performances” Reichert said.

Practice of Germany Jazz and Ingoma Nshya

Meanwhile, Kinga Blues is one of the several bands formed by Burundians that play at various locations in town and have gained a following due to their powerful performances.

It is expected to give a rendition of several blues instrumental classics, Latin jazz classics alongside a team of German saxophone players.




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