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PHOTOS: Throwback, Kigali Up Festival Last Weekend’s Funfair


Summer period in Kigali is not falling short on party events. Last weekend was KigaliUp music festival and this one there is much more: Silent Dosco, Seka live 3, Blankets&Wines. Before we go into another one let’s see what were the highlights of the last Kigali Up Music Festival.

Waited by many in the audience the superstar Alpha Blondy didn’t make it to the stage for unknown reasons untill now but other international artists showed up and rocked the stage. From local artists to gospel singers, rockstar band to soul music, modern to cultural music performances were thrilling as in the pictures below.



The legendary Ismael lo as he made the public remember the old good times in his legendary songs: Africa, Tajabone, …..

When you see Lion Imanzi on stage just know that the show is lit

With the wife of a Rwandan artist and DJ Pius, Ange Umulisa was also MC

Rwandan reggea artist known for his unique style”Coga style” as he was performing after a while with no visibility

Waited for from 10:00 PM Patoraking got on stage two hours later

It didn’t stop the public from dancing to his songs one after another

Birthday girl from the fans got lucky enough to have the song “My woman my everything” dedicated to her

Much better in dancing mood for the performance of Patoranking

Last not least she got the star’s shirt, cape and sunglasses on the list of gifts apart from the performance

A lot of people expected a live performance as all other did from but in the end it didn’t stop the audience from enjoying the good time.

Patoraking’s performance ended the first day of the festival

In a luganda singing style she kicked off her performance on the stage to end in dancing mood, Phiona Mbabazi last heard in Tusker project fame performed in Kigali up

With bright smiles ladies of the national culture ballet of Rwanda URUKEREREZA on the stage

MINISPOC as launching the UMUGANURA week which is programmed to take place on the family level as announced by the permanent secretary of the ministry of sport and culture Lt. Col.Patrick Rugambwa

In the Rwandan cultural music drums are the base, males in the URUKEREREZA national ballet played is great

As the Rwanda national flag colors(Yellow and Green) ladies in URUKEREREZA performed in their second appearance on stage

Gospel singer Gaby Kamanzi known for her singles like Yesu arankunda, amahoro,…

Released his latest album AFRO, Mani Martin rwandan afrobeat,pop and R&B singer rocked the stage

Quantum Split a rock and soul American group as usual thrilled the festival with the lead singer Soleil Laurent

Also from Quantum Split Ivan Hardy on his bass guitar

You could see the feeling in the public’s mood

In the kitenge wear, Ismael lo’s band singer had a voice worth waiting to hear for a little long



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