Shadrach Kabango
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Born in Kenya to Rwandan parents and relocated to Canada shortly after, Shad (Shadrach Kabango) is a Polaris Music Prize nominated and Juno Award winning rapper. Shad's fourth full-length album Flying Colours is released on October 15, 2013.

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Rwanda and Burundi: Remembering 1994, Seeking Peace for 2014

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 8:53 AM

As some of you many know, this April marks the 20th commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda -- where we both trace our roots. As we take time this month to remember the events of 1994, honour the lives lost, and reaffirm our commitment to never again stand by and...

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Canadian Hip-Hop Connecting First Nations To Newcomers

(15) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 2:51 PM

Shad: "Fam Jam" is a song inspired by a Jay-Z lyric, and old West African tune from my childhood, and a desire to celebrate the immigrant/refugee experience in all of it's complexity. The last verse details some of my story as a first-generation Canadian, specifically the common challenge of trying...

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