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In the Studio: Rwandan Music x Arsenal

Rwanda’s music is inspired by traditional sounds, instruments and cultural heritage. The talented musicians that make up Rwanda’s exciting and eclectic music scene fuse their unique styles with the traditional sounds and rhythms that are symbolic of Rwandan culture to create a truly modern and refreshing sound.

Visit Rwanda teamed up with Arsenal F.C. and award-winning music producer, artist and DJ, Juls, to introduce Rwandan music to Bukayo Saka, Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles and talk all things music, playlists and what they would have as the soundtrack of their life.

Musician - Rapper

Kivumbi King

Kivumbi King is a rising star, artist, and poet working with different genres of music to represent the beauty and struggles of life in Africa.

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Musician

Alyn Sano

Alyn Sano is a self-managed Rwandan singer and songwriter, known for sensational music and her iconic voice. She has already performed on national and regional stages as well as won multiple Rwandan music awards. Alyn recently competed in The Voice Afrique – one of the biggest music competitions in Africa and she made it to the top 12.

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Singer - Songwriter

Mike Kayihura

From an early age, Mike pursued his interest in music and joined a church choir in Kigali, where most of the musical essential theory was nurtured. During this time, he started writing his first songs and became an autodidact piano player.  Since the start of his professional career, he has shown an extraordinary ability to fuse several genres and styles and to blend in his unique cultural background from East Africa in addition to some professional experiences from the UK, where he polished his advanced understanding of musical composition.  Mike released several solo projects since 2014, culminating in his first solo album “Barely Mixed” in 2019. Since then, he is most known for his singles “Sabrina”, “Trust Me” and “6.30” as well as his latest EP “Zuba”. Mike is currently working on a new EP to be released in summer 2022 and an album to follow towards the end of 2022.

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