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The ‘Kigali Up’ festival is back | The new times


AFTER FOUR YEARS without taking place, ‘Kigali Up Fest’ is making a comeback on Kigali’s party calendar.

The music festival was last held in 2018 with Africa’s iconic musician, Alpha Blondy, as the main headliner of the festival alongside other local giants.

Since the inception of the festival in 2011, ‘Kigali Up’ has been recognized as one of the best music festivals in Kigali which has attracted great musicians like Ismael, Patoranking among others.

This year’s edition, according to Jacques Murigande aka Mighty Popo, the mastermind behind the event, will start on August 6th and will only attract young creatives touring the Rwandan music industry.

The organizer, who is also the director of Nyundo School of Arts and Music, said this year’s edition will be mainly made up of Nyundo school graduates who are already in the music industry. music in Rwanda, alongside the hidden talents of the school based in Muhanga.

“The school has nurtured hundreds of musicians in the country and there are more in store than the world should see. With this edition, we hope that the school’s hidden young talents will be showcased and given a platform to shine, he said.

Murigande further urged other young designers and upcoming artists who wish to showcase their talents to register and be part of the festival.

More information regarding this year’s edition of Kigali Up Fest will be released soon, he said.

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