is not a history lesson. We're not historians. We're songwriters. And anyway...
how the hell is anybody going to explain the systematic state sponsored
slaughter of close to a million people with a handful of songs? We're not.
Truth is, there is no explanation for the Rwandan genocide. What there is in abundance, however, is ignorance. If these songs make just one person dig a little deeper, then we've made our money back, so to speak. We've touched upon specific pieces of the horror, but don't even pretend to be able to understand it from the Rwandan point of view. We're observers from afar. Interested, heartbroken observers....but merely observers nonetheless. Please keep that in mind.
All of these songs are
solo acoustic performances...recorded live with a digital 8 track studio
in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The full lyrics are available, as are the
complete recordings in both mp3 and quicktime formats. Notes for each song
are provided, giving some insight into the creative process....and explaining
where explanations are necessary. The entire project is only available
via the internet. There is no "official" CD of this music. This is strictly
an "online" project.
Individual essays are also posted, because some ideas that we have probably can't be conveyed using the song form alone. These too will probably grow in time. Also, a brand new play by playwright Tom Flannery called Rwandan Eyes is available exclusively here.
Everything here is free. Listen, distribute freely, discuss.
Do everything but steal.