The Ruckus in Ottawa Part 5: From Ottawa to Kigali with The Mighty Popo

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The Ruckus in Ottawa Part 5: From Ottawa to Kigali with The Mighty Popo

 

Everyone you meet in Ottawa music scene will tell you that you have to see The Mighty Popo. He's one of those guys who is the glue of the music scene, and he's also the guy with on of the most interesting life stories.

 

He was born in Burundi, but moved to Ottawa in the 80s and quickly became a big part of the local scene. Currently, he is travelling a lot back and forth between his home in Ottawa, and his wife's home in Kigali, Rwanda, as she and their young son await immigration to the Great White North.

 

We talked about music, his life, and the arts and life in Rwanda, 15 years after that country experienced its darkest period, the genocide that killed hundreds of thousands of people.

00:00 Intro to The Mighty Popo

01:52 The Mighty Popo - New Orleans

04:57 Chatting with Popo about his African-style guitar, and his life crossing the world from Ngagara to Ottawa and then to Kigali.

18:54 The Mighty Popo - Ma Africa

 

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