François Nsengiyumva is one of the most popular Rwandan singers right now, with a unique approach – you may say way – to music. He usually accompanies his singing a traditional musical instrument called the Umuduri.
And in his performances he is a delight to watchful. You’ll get to see him in action in the accompanying music video. By the way, some scenes from the video might remind one of the coming together of the tribes in ancient Africa. It is beautiful to watch.
Born exactly forty years ago, François Nsengiyumva is one artiste who discovered his love for music when he was still little and pursued that love fervently until he became famous. He didn’t sit somewhere and wished himself into success. As a kid listened to every genre of music he came across.
Fascinated by the Umuduri, he paid an elderly man some money to teach him to play the instrument, and the elderly man obliged him. He learned quickly. Today the Umuduri is an instrument for which he is famous. It is also an instrument from which he cannot be separated. Talk about pursuing your dreams steadfastly and finally seeing them become reality.
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