Dead Oceans Bring You Rwandan Folk Trio The Good Ones
Oh how we wish we had been on that back porch when Adrien Kazigira, Stany Hitimana, and Jeanvier Havugimana (the trio that is The Good Ones) recorded the songs for Kigali Y’ Izahabu (out 11/9 via Dead Oceans). You can definitely here the Bob Marley influence in this “Redemption Song” sort of vibe. The songs were written in the ancient local, Kinyarwanda street dialect of their nation’s capital, Kigali. But you don’t need to understand the words to feel the love and labor behind the trio’s harmonies and pluckings. The sentiment hits your core.