Cécile Kayirebwa, a Rwandan female singer has held concert at Kigali Serena Hotel dubbed ‘Igitaramo-Celebration’ as she celebrated 70 years.
The folk music legend who celebrated her birthday on 20th November 2016 with 30 years of performing traditional music reminded lovers of her music that her songs trace back to her father.
Kayirebwa’s concert was a panoramic tale of how Rwandans would hold folktales with various artists showing their talents including poetry, singing and traditional troupe dance for leisure.
The concert was attended by relatives, government officials including senator, Tito Rutaremara, veteran and underground musicians and lovers of Rwanda’s music in general. The artistes included Masamba , Muyango , Mariya Yohana, Eric 1Key, Jules Sentore, and Deo Munyakazi among others.
Kayirebwa said that the concert she held in Serena Hotel was a good opportunity to contemplate the legacy inherited from her father.
“Even my father was a passionate musician. We would enjoy music at home as he sang for us. We were born 12 children and he used to call us his disciples. He seem to have guessed that I will too become a singer when he named me Cécile. Cecilia was the leader of World Musicians and I too was directed in the same way,” she said.
Kayirebwa performed her songs like; None twaza, Iwacu, Rwanda, and Tarihinda with which fans chorused with her.
Cecile Kayirebwa, 70, spends most of her time in Belgium where she lives. She recently released albums; Rwanda and Urukumbuzi.