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Belgian Singer Stromae To Perform In Kigali June 20

The Belgian singer of Rwandan origin Stromae has announced the dates for his first tour in eight African countries including Rwanda.

The "Papaoutai" hit maker will travel to Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo DRC and Rwanda, a country where his father was born and where he will be travelling for the first time in his life.

Stromae is set to take the stage on June 20 at Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, the largest gathering place in the Rwandan capital.

Stromae had travelled to North Africa, in Algiers, Rabat and Tunis. But this is the first time he organizes a series of concerts in Sub Saharan Africa. He is currently on tour in North America.

Stromae was born in Belgium from a Rwandan father and a Belgian mother. In April 1994, while the Genocide was raging in Rwanda, a call announced the death of his father and the slaughter that decimated most of his extended family in the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda.

He became known in 2009 with the song ’Alors on danse’ from the album ’Cheese’. In 2013, his second album ’square Racine carree’ is a critical and commercial success.

The tour that will come next will raise his fame worldwide with more than 200 dates in 25 countries including the United States, Brazil, Canada, or Russia.

Emile Ndayambaje

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