Friday, 24 February 2012

Rwanda | Critics lash at PGGSS music competitions

Some Rwandan music fans have criticized the 2nd Primus Guma Guma Super Star Season music competitions for not including Rwandan cultural music category in the lucrative contest.
Bralirwa in partnership with East African Promoters organized the PGGSS for the second time as a way of supporting the Rwandan music. Twenty
Critics lash at PGGSS musicThe music categories in the competition include: Hip Hop, R&B, POP and Reggae which are normally selected based on the popularity of an artist (Super Star). 
Jean Paul Samputu, a renowned Rwandan cultural musician considers it unfair not to value the Rwandan cultural music when in actual sense the competition is to promote Rwandan music.
Samputu said, “It hurts when Rwandan cultural music isn’t part of the competition like PGGSS that is actually meant to promote the local music. Other categories can be ignored but not the cultural music category”
He added that “unless the completion included Rwandan cultural music, it will instead only end up promoting foreign music in to Rwanda”
He explained that this does not help the Rwandan music to sell on the international scene and it also discourages the Rwandan cultural artists.
Jean Paul Samputu disclosed that he and his colleague Masamba Intore have great plans of developing the Rwandan cultural music and the duo plans to set up competitions aimed at recognizing Rwandan


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