School-Day Performance | Ingoma Nshya: The Women Drummers of Rwanda
June 16, 2021
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For centuries in Rwanda, drumming was an activity reserved exclusively for men. Women were not permitted to touch the drums or even approach the drummers.
In 2004 Kiki Katese created the first-ever Rwandan female drumming ensemble, Ingoma Nshya — which is Kinyarwanda for "New Drum" or "New Power."