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Up against stiff competition from various countries around the world, #Resilience 2 Climate Change, a local Hip-hop group asks Rwandans and music lovers to vote for them in this year’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund. BY...

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Mahogany Jones – American Music Abroad

April 16, 2013 | Comments

  Mahogany Jones, a New York based Hip Hop artist, recently participated in the 2012-2013 program of American Music Abroad, a cultural exchange program sponsored by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and...

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Troubled hip-hop artist, Jay Polly, has come out to publicly apologize to the media for insulting some of the local showbiz journalists who broke news of his alleged imprisonment in Kenya recently. By Emma Munyaneza...

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We just featured Gael Faye last week with a joint he did with Tumi.  He’s back with a brand new video “Ja Pars” (“I’m Leaving”), a smooth, jazzy song about returning to Africa. Takes from...

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Gaël Faye is half Rwandan, half French. You might recognize him from the Paris hip hop outfit Milk Coffee & Sugar. He lived in Bujumbara until the war struck. Gael’s solo album is called Pilli...

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Friday marks the release of Native Sun, the most ambitious release from Ghanaian-born, Brooklyn-based emcee, bandleader and composer, Blitz the Ambassador....

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Rafiki and DMS will representing Rwanda at a concert that will feature many artists from across the African continent. ...

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by Linda Mbabazi (The New Times, Kigali) Hip hop music has been popular among local youth in Rwanda since the early 1980s due to widespread American influence. Many Rwandan mainstream artists blend rap with ragga,...

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Rwanda: MC Mahoniboni, a Reigning Rap Star

February 5, 2008 | Comments

by Eugene Mutara (The New Times) (Kigali) — If you are a regular listener to local FM stations, you may have been drawn to locally produced Hip Hop music budding in Rwanda. The young generation...

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