mercredi 29 mars 2017

2nd April 2017 - 4th annual edition of INGANZO YA KAYIREBWA is back at Marriott Kigali.

Illustration by John Nyaga for the East African.

WHAT IS INGANZO YA KAYIREBWA?


Since its inception in 2012, the show has been staged at different locations towards the end of March. Last year it was held at Hotel des Mille Collines, while in 2015 the event went out of town, at Masaka Farm. In 2014, the 1st ever Inganzo Ya Kayirebwa was held at the AHAVA RIVER in Kicukiro.  
For a musician that is considered a custodian of Rwandan folk music and traditional values, Kayirebwa’s event is more than just music and a quick buck to be made from it. It’s about remembrance, healing and hope – a powerful symbol of transition to the commemoration period for the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
The event format is divided in multi parts: a multi media part with screening of rare and never seen contents, a musical performance by Kayirebwa, a transmission element as younger talents step on stage to interpret one of her songs and one original composition, and an interactive part as the singer shares stories, anecdotes and breakdown songs meaning as well as answer questions from the general public.
SOUND LIKE A VERY INTIMATE EXPERIENCE. WHERE WILL INGANZO YA KAYIREBWA 2017 BE TAKING PLACE?

HOW MUCH IS IT AND WHERE CAN I PURCHASE MY TICKETS?

IS HER MUSIC AVAILABLE ONLINE? 
Yes, you can find Cecile Kayirebwa on
and 
IT IS ALSO A FUND RAISER, WHO IS AND WHAT DOES CEKA I RWANDA DO?
The not for profit organisation aims to preserve and archive the cultural heritage of Rwanda through music, dance and poetry. An important work to be done as the new generation is increasingly influenced by global culture to the detriment of their own heritage and identity.
During the event at Marriott Hotel, Kayirebwa will be releasing three retrospective albums of songs she has arranged and sung to celebrate legendary Rwandan folk musicians, most of whom have since died. For this project, she partnered with producers from Rwanda. 
The triple CD release pays tribute to the work of singer-composers Celestin Rwirangira, Ladislas Twahirwa and also an album called Inwatwa, which is folk music performed by Batwa women still living in Kigali today.
There is a lot of very urgent artistic and academic work to be done for the preservation of Rwandan traditional culture such as the collection of data & knowledge, the transcript and translation of classic folk songs & pastoral poetry, the archiving, the restauration and digitization of old recordings as well as doing new recordings as professionally as possible etc... Also desire and ambition to create cultural spaces to learn, practice and perform regularly is a very urgent aspect of CEKA I RWANDA's work. Read more here
INDEED THIS IS A MAMMOTH YET IMPORTANT WORK. IT SEEMS LIKE A TIMELY REMINDER AS AS RWANDA ENTER INTO THE REMEMBRANCE PERIOD?
Yes, it is an opportunity for remembrance, healing and hope through culture, music and dance – a powerful and symbolic vehicle of transition towards the commemoration period for the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. 
Watch UBUTUMWA (The Message) - A powerful and emotional remembrance song composed 15 years ago by Mrs Kayirebwa. The song was held preciously for many years and only performed during the Icynamo period at many events organised by the Rwandan diaspora across Europe and America since. In 2014, she finally decided to recorded it and shoot a video to mark the 20th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against The Tutsi of Rwanda.

THANK YOU, SO SEE YOU ON SUNDAY!

dimanche 4 décembre 2016

CéKa i Rwanda n'iki?

CéKa i Rwanda n'iki?
Ni ishyirahamwe ridakurikirana inyungu (ASBL) ryashinzwe na Cécile Kayirebwa; akaba umuririmbyi, umuhimbyi, n'umwanditsi w'indirimbo z'ikinyarwanda, mu kinyarwanda, mu majwi no mu njyana bya kinyarwanda. Kayirebwa yashinze iri shyirahamwe muri 1996 mu Bubirigi.

Iri shyirahamwe rigamije iki?
Gutabara, gusigasiga, gusangira, gukwiza, kwigisha umuco w'ikinyarwanda, ukibiye mu ndirimbo, imbyino n'ibisigo bya kinyarwanda.

Impamvu yamuteye iki gitekerezo
Ikinyarwanda n'umuco byahuye n'ubukoloni, n'ibiva hirya no hino bishaka kuwangiza, kandi bigaragara muri byinshi.
Kera abahimbyi n'abaririmbyi n'abasizi n'abahamirizi bagiraga igihe bahabwaga n'ubutegetsi bw'icyo gihe bakajya mu "nganzo" kwiherera kugirango bafate umwanya wo gutekereza no guhimba nta kibahungabanya. Bakagemwurirwa, bagafatwa neza, igihe cyazagera bakanabihemberwa. Wari umurimo w'UBWENGE ugenewe kibika umuco wacu mu bwenge no kuwukwiza.

CéKa i Rwanda ibikora ite?
Yishakamo ibyo izi yahawe n'ababyeyi n'abakuru mu bwana. Yegera abahanga b'ubumenyi ubwa ari bwo bwose. Ishakashaka intore, ababyinyi n'abaririmbyi, bakigira ibintu hamwe, bakabitunganya mu majwi no mu byuma bifata amjwi n'amashusho. Bityo ikabika mu ma CD no mu ma video no mu nyandiko.


Akamaro
Iyo mirimo yose ya "CéKa i Rwanda" ikomeza umuco ikigisha abato n'abakuru, no mu mashuri yakwigisha abana, umuco ntuzacike kandi ntuzanduzwe n'ibiva mu yandi mahanga, ahubwo ikabikoresha ihitamo ibyiza byaho.
CéKa i Rwanda irakangurira umunyarwanda uwo ari we wese kwiyumvamo icyo gikorwa agahagurukira gufasha iri shyirahamwe gukora uwo murimo

Muti dute?
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Bank Transfer: ACCOUNT: BE22 2100 5822 8647 // BIC: GEBABEBB  

vendredi 2 décembre 2016

CEKA I RWANDA launch 1st ever crowdfunding grassroots campaign to safeguard Rwandan cultural heritage


Who is Ceka I Rwanda?
Ceka I Rwanda is a non-profit (non-profit) organization founded by iconic Rwandan traditional music artist Cécile Kayirebwa. Founded in Belgium in 1996, the organization aims to protect, preserve and transmit the rich Rwandan cultural heritage and its expression through music, poetry and dance in order to keep it alive.


Why should traditional Rwandan culture be preserved?
In Rwanda, it is not only globalization and modernity that play a role in endangering its cultural heritage, but also Rwandan history, from colonialism to war and genocide. When a nation loses its culture, it is like losing its sense of unity and sense of self as the famous historian Alexis Kagame wrote in 1969:
"A nation without intellectuals is a nation without a soul, a nation without guardians of traditions is a nation without personality of its own".


How does Ceka I Rwanda address the problem?
Ceka I Rwanda aims to collect cultural data from elders and traditional knowledge holders to collect and preserve traditional Rwandan music and poetry as well as dance. The intention is to work with seniors, historical knowledge holders, and other gifted people like musicians, composers and storytellers in the mission of preserving Rwandan culture now - for the future.


 What are the benefits for the Rwandan society?
Thanks to the work of Ceka I Rwanda, the traditional cultural treasures of Rwanda will be kept alive, digitized and adapted for consumption in the new digital era. This will benefit all Rwandans who have access to it, this work promotes understanding and is also an opportunity to connect with their own traditional cultural past and use that as cultural capital in the future. It would also be a valuable material for research, history and education on Rwandan culture for Africans and the rest of the world. Moreover, it will benefit Rwandan understanding as a unified nation built on the basis of a deep and rich cultural heritage that is beyond our imagination.


 How to help make a difference?
Today, no Rwandan organization is working intentionally to preserve Rwandan traditional culture, especially with regard to music and it is essential for our society to gather and unite their efforts to this end today. The tangible commitment of Rwandan society will help ensure that the vision and mission of Ceka I Rwanda are implemented and the Rwandan culture is kept alive. You can also help by signing up and following our upcoming crowd funding campaign.






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via bank transfer: ACCOUNT: BE22 2100 5822 8647 // BIC: GEBABEBB