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Monthly Archives: February 2004

Recording Sweden

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sweden

Visited Claire and Graham Wilson who are now based in Stockholm, and worked on a Swedish recording project with Viola Grafstrom.

This will be Viola’s first recording in her heart language, Swedish. She has recorded a number of albums in English. Only a few gospel albums are recorded in Swedish. Check out a song from the project below.

Vår Herre vår Konung

Rwanda – Inanga

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On my travels in 2000 I picked up this instrument called an Inanga. To be quite honest I call  it a “canoe with strings” …. but really it is a lyre like instrument known as a trough zither.

Interested in more traditional Rwandese music? Then check out Cecile Kayirebwa’s album called Rwanda.

Rwanda recordings

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2/3rd Feb Malmesbury, UK, Rwanda recording

I had a great couple of days recording the latest CD project for Rwanda with Dave Bankhead. This is the 3rd recording that I have been involved in for Rwanda. The recordings have helped build reconciliatory steps between the Hutu’s and Tutsi’s since the genocide over 10 years ago.

Rwanda 2

Dave has now been out in Africa to record the vocals and got a great response from the people. They are looking forward to using the songs in a celebration of 10 years of peace in July in Kigali. You can check out these projects at www.weareone.org.uk

Ikinimba

 

Read Martin’s report of travels in Rwanda, July 2000 here. ♥