By Ange Theonastine
Photos Courtesy: Ariel Wayz
It arrives not as a sampler of possibilities, but as an unswerving statement: Ariel Wayz voice clings to her melodies like liquefied amber, in a low, striking range.
The 19-years-old singer and vocalist started singing at the age of four, and she always mentions how she wants to fulfill the dreams that her mother had and show the world that Rwanda has a talent.
She attended Ecole D’Art de Nyundo, the only art and music school in Rwanda, and she is the Symphony band’s very own female soloist. Ariel Uwayezu, known as Ariel Wayz has represented the country in The Voice of Africa 2020, in South Africa.
Ariel Wayz | Courtesy
From singing other people’s songs to backing up artists on big stages, Ariel Wayz with her band, Symphony has done it all in the short time that they have been around. Established in 2016, Symphony Band has since created a brand to reckon with. Today, the Symphony band is arguably one of the best bands in tows, given how their performances are applauded everywhere in the country.
The band is made up of Etienne Niyontezeho, Frank Mugisha, Ariel Wayz, Fabrice Irakora, Joachim Mugengakamere, and Taylor Lukongo Ngoli. Symphony band had started composing their own music, and their first song is ‘Hey’, where Ariel Wayz sings solo.
Symphony Band | Courtesy
When you first hear Ariel Wayz, you don’t know what is coming until you hear her soothing timeless voice, her depth of frequencies and vocal toning that unchained vibrant triumph. The same way when you first see Symphony Band, you don’t know what they are cable of. They are unquestionably talented.
Ariel Wayz’s latest song, The boy from mars, is an EDM track, which she nailed featuring with Jumper Keellu and Karazu. The song is incredibly made, creating a physically and mentally moving composition that can be felt.
Check out some more of their work and definitely buy a download or six.