#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: Universoul

Track 10: Universoul ft. Abaasa

Universoul is the ultimate track on the album. The collabo features Abaasa, a Ugandan music producer and (predominantly gospel) singer who lives in the UK. The artists connected on Twitter and began a conversation which progressed to Skype. Abaasa created the beats for the track and recorded his vocals for the chorus, which projects an uplifting, feel-good mood: Continue reading “Entre 2 album review: Universoul”

Catch 22 Questions

1. Where were “we” “you” “they” before this land bore the name that makes our pride?
2. Which ancestors did the first Rwandese family evoke before sleep at night?

3. How old are the words Tutsi, Hutu & Twa in the universe?
4. Who can point the first time the poet mentioned them in a verse? Continue reading “Catch 22 Questions”