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Ian Brennan & the Good Ones in the New Yorker

By Jay Ruttenberg
The New Yorker
September 24th, 2019

A breathtakingly tender trio from Rwanda, the Good Ones were formed in the wake of genocide. Although they sing in Kinyarwanda, the musicians evoke America’s rural blues in haunted harmonies that seek light in the shadow of devastation. The band headlines at Joe’s Pub as part of their first U.S. tour; the previous evening, they perform at a McNally Jackson book event for the producer Ian Brennan, who has championed the musicians since he chanced upon them, a decade ago, during a trip to Rwanda.

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