Film reveals rich Rwandan culture

Tuesday October 9 2018


A scene from the film. PHOTO | Courtesy 

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Film being a greater tool for artistic expression, Shenge Ndimbira is out to prove it. Her latest documentary dubbed Nzaza, recounts her encounter and full musical sail into crafting a piece together with colleagues.

Nzaza emerges as one of the latest local and international unique craft, which not only unveils the uniqueness in Rwandan traditional music, but also vividly tapping into how collaboration bridges cultures and races.

Produced and directed by Ndimbira, the 14 minutes and thirty seconds film takes the audience into Ndimbira’s phase of emerging with a unique musical craft.

Artists including instrumentalists and vocalists gather, openly paving the way for Rwanda’s Ndimbira, who through series of rehearsals with them crafts Nzaza, a Rwandan traditional song.

With scenes featuring individual artists, who are part of the project, sharing how they perceived the experience, it clears out any doubt of how universal language music is, and yet spices up the whole craft.

Sessions bring together various students and experts including Andreas Eichenauer on drums, percussionist Tayfun Ates, alongside vocalists Leah Jean Griffith, Hozan Temburwan, Maram El Dsoki, Shenge Claudine Ndimbira and Bernhard Vanecek Trombone.