Traditional Dance & Music
Music and dance play an important role in the tradition of all Rwandan people .The Rwandan people have a variety of music and dance which range from acts that demonstrate epics commemorating excellence and bravery, humorous lyrics to hunting root. Traditional songs are often accompanied by a solitary INANGA, a harp-like instrument with eight strings. More celebratory dances are backed by a drum orchestra, INGOMA, which typically comprises seven to nine members, and collectively produce a hypnotic and exciting explosion set of intertwining rhythms.
Green Hills Ecotours works very close to different communities and we can offer to our visitors a great opportunity to experience traditional performances in the villages or towns of Rwanda. The finest expression of Rwanda's varied and dynamic traditional musical and dance styles, however, is the INTORE Dance Troupe. Founded several centuries ago, the Intore - literally 'The Chosen Ones' - once performed exclusively for the Royal Court, but today their exciting act can be arranged at short notice through the National Museum in Butare. AMATORERO, elegant performance by girls and women fluttering white cloth is also popular in all over Rwanda. Green Hills Ecotours recommend those who want to learn our culture to visit our tourism cultural troup in Rubavu district western Rwanda.