Abatwa (The Pygmy): Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?
these Rough-hewn, tribal sonics sound like they’re being performed right in front of us, under the wide Rwandan sky – it’s a unique listen that draws us in.
One-string violins, 11-string harps, haunted solo and duo singing and battery-operated loop machines populate this bewitching music. The Abatwa (“Pygmy”) are one of Africa’s most endangered peoples.
- Christoph Ntabanganyimana with Bihoyiki Dathive - Sida Ni Mbi (AIDS is Bad)
- Emmanuel Hatungimana - Rwanda Nziza (Beautiful Rwanda)
- Bihoyiki Dathive - Igira Hino (Come Closer)
- Teonesse Majambere - Umuyange (Protect the Environment)
- Beatrice Mukarungi - Urwanikamiheto (War Song)
- Rosine Nyiranshimiyimana - Umwana W’umuhanda (The Child From The Streets)
- Emmanuel Hatungimana - Nzagukorera (I Will Serve)
- Ruth Nyiramfumukoye & Patrick Manishimine - Umutesi (I’ll Follow You Until You Kill Me)
- Cyabusiko (Night Streetwalker, Who Will Care For My Children?)
- Jean Baptiste Kanyambo - Nyirandugu (The Hard Worker)
- Emmanuel Habumuremy & Ange Kamagaju - Ihorere (Stop Crying Now)
- Ruth Miramfumukoye - Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?