arts24 – Special programme: Rwanda’s cultural renaissance (2/3)


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In the second part of arts24’s Rwanda series, Eve Jackson meets a fashion designer taking the country’s fashion scene to the next level. Once a model, now designer, Moses Turahirwa re-imagines traditional Rwandan forms and cultural motifs into contemporary pieces. His clients include the Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba, the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Trinidadian actor Winston Duke or the Spanish actress Rossy de Palma. We meet him at the workshop of his brand Moshions to discuss Rwandan fashion, the importance of gender fluidity in his clothing and confronting taboos in his home country.

We also meet the theatre director Dorcy Rugamba, who lost most of his family in the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. In the years since, he has created numerous plays about the subject – the first was called “Rwanda 94”, 25 years ago. He talks to arts24 about his new arts festival in Kigali and his book “Hewa Rwanda”, published by JC Lattès.

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