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Diaspora Stories: Gatore Mukarhinda recalls his musical journey from Rwanda to San Francisco

Gatore Mukarhinda drumming
Gatore Mukarhinda leads a drum circle
Drumming is like fire, the more you do it, there's like a fire burning into in your body.
— Gatore Mukarhinda

Entrepreneur and musician Gatore Mukarhinda is from Rwanda, but lived all over Africa — in the Congo, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Kenya — before coming to the United States. He's had many careers and one constant: drumming.

Hana spoke with him for her series 'Diaspora Stories'- exploring the stories of 1st and 2nd generation immigrants - and those in between, like her - who’ve made the Bay Area their home - and are doing the thing they love.

KALW Culture Crosscurrents
Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.