Rwandan music and dance
Prior to settling in Portland, Maine, the dancers and drummers of Ikirenga Cy’intore performed with numerous award winning and exceptional dance groups in Rwanda. The group specializes in the Imihamirizo dance styles of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city. Imihamirizo is a hybrid style that combines dances and rhythms from the traditions that exist north, south, east, and west of the city.
Just like the way Imihamirizo unifies the various Rwandan drumming and dancing traditions, Ikirenga cy’Intore hopes to use those traditions to build greater understanding among people and more united communities in the US and beyond.