Our season finale! Not to be missed!
The Mighty Popo is a Rwandan/Burundian refugee/survivor whose music is steeped in African tradition.
Since coming to Canada, his musical star has steadily risen as a member of the 2004 Juno Award-winning African Guitar Summit, his solo work (his latest, Gakondo, was nominated for the 2011 Juno Awards) and his performances at high-profile shows — including the Canadian edition of Bob Geldof’s Live 8 concerts and CBC Radio’s Maple Leaf Mojo Meets New Orleans Gumbo benefit concert, broadcast live across Canada.
Escape….preview his amazing CD Gakondo on iTunes…please please
Gakondo is a journey to his Rwandan roots.
Popo spent time researching the origins and the fusion of traditional African sounds, working with traditional musicians and learning about the rich poetry of the Royal Court (Ibwami).
He tells the story of an entire culture as he revisits traditional songs of praise for the achievements of kings along with the timeless themes of love and loss. His lyrics are in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda’s only indigenous language.
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