Rwandan genocide survivor releases album with Scot to mark conflict
Jean-Paul Samputu has launched an album that he recorded with a Scottish musician Iain Stewart.
A man who lost his family in the Rwandan civil war has launched an album that he recorded with a Scottish musician.
Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide, when as many as a milllion Rwandans were killed, Jean-Paul Samputu says that he has overcome his personal tragedy through forgiveness.
Having established himself as one of the most prominent African artists on the world stage, Jean Paul was in Glasgow on Tuesday to launch an album he has made with Scottish musician Iain Stewart.
Album Rwandan Dream, which includes a single by the same name that is already a best-seller in East Africa, came about through a chance meeting between the two men in Edinburgh.
Jean-Paul loved one of Iain's songs so much, that he recorded it. The track was very well received and the two musicians set off on tour together.
Now they are releasing an album to mark the 20 years since the outbreak of major ethnic strife between the Tutsi and the Hutu tribes — and promote peace and reconciliation.