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Jean Paul Samputu to perform at 'Tuned In' London series

PICTURED: Jean Paul Samputu

JEAN PAUL Samputu is a singer, songwriter, and peace activist from Rwanda, and he is considered one of the most prominent African artists on the world stage and has 16 albums to his name.

Having survived the Genocide of 1994 in Rwanda, Samputu went on to win the prestigious Kora Award (the “African Grammy”) for Best African Traditional Artist in 2003, as well as numerous international awards, including the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, which he won with Psalm 150 that Samputu sang in the traditions of Rwanda's inkera genre, now available on his album Voices from Rwanda.


Samputul travels the world as a cultural ambassador for Rwanda, bringing traditional African singing, dancing, and drumming, and most importantly, a message of peace, hope, forgiveness, reconciliation, and love.

He also continues his efforts to educate young people against genocide through panel discussions and forums at colleges and universities. Samputu's music testifies to the tragedy as well as to his hopes for the future.

Samputu is the Patron of APIE (A Partner in Education), a British non governmental organization supporting primary school education in Rwanda.

Also, Samputu is the Patron of Hope in the Heart, a British non-governmental organization involved in "empowering people to improve their lives, communities and world by accepting their challenges, uniting with others and nourishing the spark of hope within."

He is the Ambassador of Music Action International, a British non-governmental organization that engages with "singing and songwriting to support war and torture survivors find peace through personal expression and collective experience." 



He will be performing in Rotherhithe this Wednesday. The venue is a deliciously sumptuous sofa-filled home-crafted cinema like none other, housed in a beautiful building oozing the history both of the neighbourhood and of costume creation -eEven the loos are like none other in London!!

A ticket to the show will provide you with free/tea and coffee and a riverside Mayflower Pub only a few cobble stones away for those who like a stronger drink.

Sands Films is an inspiringly intimate place to hear fabulous music.

Jean Paul Samputu
Wed 18th October
Tuned In London at Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4HZ
Tickets £14 available from http://tunedin.london/
Website: http://www.samputumusic.com/

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