Uzabakiriho Placide is one of singers that have released such songs ahead of the 27th commemoration.
In his newly released song dubbed ‘Twibuke twiyubaka’ translated as ‘remember and rebuild’, Uzabakiriho reminds the general public to avoid using social media to spread genocide ideology.
“The song features messages on the commemoration and paying tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, fighting genocide ideology massively spread via social media,” he has told IGIHE.
Uzabakiriho has explained that social media should be channels to demystify propaganda spread by people trivializing, undermining genocide.
Uzabakiriho who also survived the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi said that he chose to produce commemoration songs so as to educate people on unity and reconciliation as well as preserving history.
“I survived genocide at the age of 13. I lost parents, relatives and the entire family. I saw people dying and spent nights hiding in bushes. In fact, I experienced several difficulties. That is why I decided to sing on such history Rwanda endured , promote unity and reconciliation as well as fighting genocide ideology,” he noted.
The artiste who joined the music industry in 2019 has another commemoration song dubbed ‘Muze Twigire ku mateka’ translated as ‘Let us learn from history’.