Kitu Demo

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KITU!! The thing can also be read as Ki2, a new entry into 1key’s musical and poetic diary that began with Ki (album, 2023). KITU is alchemym literally poetry in motion. It’s the transformation of casual jam sessions into a full body of work that narrates the tales of an East African storyteller moving between Africa and Europe. Kitu is at most

KITU!! The thing can also be read as Ki2, a new entry into 1key’s musical and poetic diary that began with Ki (album, 2023). KITU is alchemym literally poetry in motion. It’s the transformation of casual jam sessions into a full body of work that narrates the tales of an East African storyteller moving between Africa and Europe. Kitu is at most the translation of 1key’s emotions, perceptions and experiences into poetry and rap laid on a tapestry of sonic vibrations designed by Alyt MX. As the journey continues, 1key opens the door to more stories from fellow East African artists who are equally passionate about their craft. On Warrior with Dreaded Warrior, 1key faces the mirror and invites the listener to dive in with him. "Every time I write/ride I let you inside my mind, my heart and soul" -1key While 1key takes a political stance on LISTEN | SILENT featuring Osee Elektra from Congo, about the silence of the world regarding the genocides in Palestine and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he also shows his romantic side on ExponentieL as he narrates his love story with a crush he met in Brussels and pursued in Paris. And what to say about the EAST AF? So many quotables from artists on this track hailing from Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. To get you in a dancing mood, there is SAVING GRACE. Beautiful melodies and storytelling panning between traditional Kinyarwanda and poetry in English. Overall Kitu is a journey towards becoming the best version of self. And like 1key asks on Music & Poetry, are you ready for KITU?

CREDITS Writers: 1key, Marumbo Sichinga, Mazimpaka Prime, Dreaded Warrior, Checkmate Mido, Carine Poet, Ebrahim Soul'o, Slammasta, Nash MC • Performers: 1key, Bukuru, Carine Poet, Dreaded Warrior, Mazimpaka Prime, Marumbo Sichinga, Checkmate Mido, Ebrahim Soul'o, Slammasta, Nash MC • Composer: Alyt MX • Mastering: Eitball • Cover art: Dolph Banza • Co-producer: Corrie Mwende • Producer/Executive prod: 1key

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Rwandan Records

Sounding Situations

The music of this album is one of different elements, which constitutes the walking-through-music- theatre piece Rwandan Records.

What does tradition mean when the past is tainted by crimes? Who decides what is carried on a collective knowledge and moored in the culture? RWANDAN RECORDS is a sound installation, radio play and live concert by
The music of this album is one of different elements, which constitutes the walking-through-music- theatre piece Rwandan Records.

What does tradition mean when the past is tainted by crimes? Who decides what is carried on a collective knowledge and moored in the culture? RWANDAN RECORDS is a sound installation, radio play and live concert by Sounding Situations featuring artists from Rwanda and Germany and combines pre-colonial accounts with stories from the present. It invites audience members to immerse themselves in the stories shared by Rwanda and Germany.

What you experience in the piece on a musical level is a soundscape formed out of field recordings of nowadays done by Klaus Janek, musical field recordings and music experts collected in the 20th century starting from 1907 to the 80ies – the notion of a Rwandan auditive culture scape. The voices of the recordings which are activated by the audience mix an own language soundscape to the space. The private encounters with those voices are now and then sporadically interrupted by a collectively shared concert event: the music of these events you are holding in your hand now.

The music is created by sampling through the archives in order to form an aesthetic synthesis of the music tradition of Rwanda and personalize it through a commonly shared OWN of 1Key and Klaus Janek, which is the fascination of 90ies Hip Hop.
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ki

1key

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ki

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"KI [chi] is the energy driving this self-portrait album created in about three weeks. Every story, every song, every line is an invitation into my internals. Couldn't be done without Dr. Nganji who produced, mixed & mastered the whole album. Gratitude to Dawidi for the sax + vocals, and Banza Dolph who designed the album cover. 1key, 1love

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MWIRU

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Mwiru is a body of work about the journey 1key has been on in the search of connections- with self, his ancestry, nature, his place and role in the universe. This album is written and performed, mostly, in English, and features some of Rwanda's current most outspoken emcees, poets, singers, musicians and producers. So first and foremost many

Mwiru is a body of work about the journey 1key has been on in the search of connections- with self, his ancestry, nature, his place and role in the universe. This album is written and performed, mostly, in English, and features some of Rwanda's current most outspoken emcees, poets, singers, musicians and producers. So first and foremost many thanks to all of them - Bushali, Ice Nova, Mazimpaka Prime, Angell Mutoni, Kivumbi King, Kaya Byinshii, Binghi, Umusizi Tuyisenge, Bill Ruzima, Samy Kamanzi, Flyingroots, Methuselah Sax Water, Arnaud Nganji, Jules Hirwa, Jules Le Mysterieux, Michael Makembe, Chandresh, Barick Music, Junior Kafi, Dr. Nganji, and Nicolas Mucyo.

Executive Producer: Ngangare Eric "1key"

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La vwa

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La vwa est un EP en français inspiré par de nombreux voyages effectués entre 2018 et 2022. Il s'agit des rencontres et des tournures innattendues, des amours, de l'amour et le courage que j'ai trouvé en me frayant un nouveau chemin malgré les difficultés. Durée : 22min

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ENTRE 2

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"Entre 2 – which boasts eleven carefully constructed tracks – is reflective of complex contradictions and dichotomies in 1Key’s own life. Throughout the album, we hear multiple voices singing and rapping in Kinyarwanda, French and English – as well as in Kiswahili and a bit of Lingala – reflecting the new Kigali today." ~ Ceri Whitley

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Alkeymie - The Slamtape

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Alkeymie - The Slamtape

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Alkeymie is an ode to specific inspirations that made me strong in hard times. I remember writing the first lines on my hospital bed after having surgery on my lower jaw, broken by a thief's punch over some cheap phone.

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Mass Powetry

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"Mass Powetry is much more than an EP, it's an archive of ancestral gems, a museum of the forgotten, a documentation of the now and inspiration for the future. This is what Hip Hop means to me. I'm extremely happy to share this music and poetry with you. Light and love to you!" ~1key

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