Sounds of Home: A musical odyssey in Rwanda

by Beckypublished on 1st July 2022

Musician Michael Makembe journeys into the hinterland to record traditional sounds for all Rwandans to share.

Michael Makembe collects the authentic sounds of his Rwandan homeland.

As a musician and producer, he tracks down and records traditional singers and songs, collaborating with people in remote regions to create an audio “museum” of Indigenous music for Rwandans.

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