Survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, The Good Ones started making music as a means of healing. The duo’s intricate harmonies, acoustic guitars and percussion, sometimes using their own farming tools, are based on the singing traditions of their local agricultural district and their music remains largely untouched by Western influences. In 2009, Grammy Award-winning producer Ian Brennan travelled to Rwanda in search of local music with his Italian-Rwandan wife, filmmaker and photographer, Marilena Umuhoza Delli. After two weeks of criss-crossing the country and listening to countless artists, they met The Good Ones. From the moment he laid eyes on them, Brennan said he knew, “What these guys do is precious and rare. Don't f**k it up!”. The Good Ones’ music and original songs have received critical acclaim globally and the group has appeared on various BBC radio programs. They have collaborated with the likes of Wilco, TV on the Radio, Sleater-Kinney, My Bloody Valentine, and Fugazi. Their fifth album, Rwanda Sings with Strings is due for release in 2024.