Des Espoirs d’un Cynique – Review on Mellow views

Posted on November 21, 2016 by Mutsinzi for Mellowviews

Eric Mutsinzi’s passion and writing skill is not only rare to find these hills but I don’t know any other 19 year-old young with such abilities. When I invited him at the live stream launch of my last single of the year, I did not expect this. I can only be grateful and hope his quill grows wings. You rock, mazina 😉 Continue reading “Des Espoirs d’un Cynique – Review on Mellow views”

#StandForBurundi

Published on Dec 28, 2015 by Illume

For the month of December, Illume provided a platform for poets to speak out on the tragedy happening to our brothers and sisters next door in Burundi. The theme was #StandForBurundi

Realizing that history was repeating itself, I raised my voice hoping that Rwanda and the world could hear the cries of people suffering from the same virus that Rwanda went through between 1990 and 1994. Realizing that these massacres seem like a cycle, I titled my piece Burundi’s Turn

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Entre 2 album review: GĂȘne-Aise

Track 9: GĂȘne-Aise ft. Cassa & Samy Kamanzi  

Powerful poetry is born out of pain. Enveloping us, it demands our full attention; creating a ripple of silence, our minds become consumed by the words. Our bodies are effected too: goose bumps on our arms, a lump in our throat, or a knot in our stomach. Perhaps a tear down our face. This is what I experienced when I watched 1Key perform GĂȘne Aise live for the first time on the #expericment. I understood how much this meant to my friend, and there was no way to escape his pain. And yet the pain was lightened by the pleasure of this shared experience. Through his music, 1Key brought us all together: an audience of friends and strangers, from Francophone Rwandans to Anglophone North Americans, to me, the emotional British anthropologist on my final evening of fieldwork! Continue reading “Entre 2 album review: GĂȘne-Aise”