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Awards and Recognition

2009 - Finalist for the World Vision International Peacemaking Award
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           Winner to be announced in September, 2009

2008 - Nominated for the Tipperary Peace Prize

2007 - Ambassador for Peace, International Federation for World Peace

2006 - First place winner for World Music category in the International Songwriting Competition for "Psalm 150"

2006 - Pam award winner, Best Artist of the Year

2005 - Winner of The Spirituality & Healing Competition for the album, "Testimony from Rwanda"

2004 - One of the only two African artists to perform for the World Culture Open at the Lincoln Center in New York

2004 - Winner of the Kim's East African Award, Uganda

2003 - Winner of the Most Promising African Artist Kora Award for the song Ange Noir

         - Nominated for the Best African Traditional Artist Kora Award for the song Nyaruguru