Steven Sogo and Hope Street
Steven Sogo is the most promising singer to have emerged from the central African country of Burundi in years. He sings about life, love and peace in a style that mixes traditional Burundian music with jazz, blues and pop. He is a virtuoso bass guitarist and a master of numerous traditional instruments. His song ‘Il Est Beau Mon Pays’, a hymn to the beauty and vast human wealth of his ravaged country, was a huge pan-African hit.