Kora Award winner Jean Paul Samputu in Birmingham

He brings a message of peace and reconciliation

This bank holiday, Afrobeat, soukous, traditional Rwandan 5/8 and gospel will be on the cards, as Rwandan singer-songwriter Jean Paul Samputu brings his message of peace and forgiveness to the UK shores.

Samputu won the prestigious Kora Award (the “African Grammy”) in 2003. He travels the world as a cultural ambassador for Rwanda, bringing to his audiences not only traditional African singing, dancing, and drumming, but also a message of peace and reconciliation.

A survivor of the genocide in Rwanda, Samputu takes us to the most positive place of humanity through his spirit and graciousness.

JEAN PAUL SAMPUTU
Date: Bank Holiday Friday 29th April 2011
Venue: Ruskin Hall Club, 235 Victoria Road, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 5HP
Time: 6pm till late
Price: £10 / £15 at the door
Tickets, information and transport: 07929449167/07984465220
For food and drinks and child minder on the day: 07424683699