Why Alarm Ministries did not invite other singers to perform at upcoming concert

Alarm Ministries, one of the largest Gospel Music groups in Rwanda, will solely thrill gospel lovers at their upcoming mega concert scheduled for October 2, 2022, at Camp Kigali starting from 5pm.

The event is titled “Alarm Sound Concert” season one and is believed to be an annual event.

When Alarm Ministries released a ‘Save the Date’ poster about the concert, gospel concert goers curiously awaited the release of the list of artistes and singers who will feature in the performances.

However, during an interview with this Website, Alarm Ministries disclosed that they had not invited any other worship team, artiste or ministry to join them to thrill the audience.

According to the organisers, the decision is linked to the ministry having a vast package that they are preparing for the general audience, and they need enough time to deliver the package.

“It has been a while not staging a live performance because of the hard time of the pandemic the world faced. Concert goers missed us and we have a huge package to give exhaustively. Thus, we decided not to invite other performers,” one of the team’s leaders said.

The team’s latest performance was in December 2022 during ‘We are back’ concert at BK Arena and was aired live at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) because public gatherings were prohibited to curb the spread of Covid-19.

In this regard, the team needs enough time to praise and worship with gospel music lovers.

Alarm Ministries started in 1997 in Kimisagara as a group of youth committed to healing and sharing messages of hope to Rwandans shortly after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

At the time, many Rwandans were looking for emotional healing; some were stranded not knowing what to do next. Society was very broken, and something had to be done to foster healing.

The team sounded an alarm shouting out with youthful vigour by doing music that praises God and tells people that there is hope despite what had happened to them.

Throughout its 25-year-music journey, Alarm Ministries has about 400 songs to their name and has ministered in Kenya, Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They have also scooped both local and regional music awards.