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

Gatore Mukarhinda drumming
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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.

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