Hotel Rwanda Soundtrack (

Hotel Rwanda Soundtrack (2004) cover

Buy on Amazon Play and download Soundtracks

Rating: 8.10/10 from 370000 votes
Tags: mass killing
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Hotel Rwanda

Title in Italiano:

Hotel Rwanda

Title in Português:

Hotel Ruanda


1994. In Rwanda, the classification of the native population into Hutus and Tutsis, arbitrarily done by the colonial Belgians, is now ingrained within Rwandan mentality despite the Rwandan independence.

Despite the Belgians having placed the Tutsis in a higher position during the Belgian rule, they have placed the majority Hutus in power after independence.

Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu married to a Tutsi, Tatiana Rusesabagina, is the House Manager of the Hotel Des Milles Collines in Kigali.

The Milles Collines, owned by Sabena (the national airline of Belgium), is a four-star hotel catering primarily to wealthy white westerners.

Paul, who knows how to work the system to run the hotel effectively for its guests and for Sabena, is proud that most of the Caucasians who he meets in this professional capacity treat him with respect.

After a specific incident, the relative calm between the Tutsi guerrillas and government-backed Hutu militia takes a turn.

Paul's thought that the native population as a whole who are not directly involved in the conflict will be protected as the UN peacekeeping forces and thus the world is watching doesn't happen as the western world largely evacuates from Rwanda and abandons the natives.

Such begins what will become a genocide of the Tutsi population.

Paul, who is able to get his immediate family to the hotel which is still largely seen as a place of sanctuary, will have to use the considerable skills he has used to run the hotel as well as he has instead to keep himself, his family and any others taking refuge at the hotel alive, whether they be Hutu or Tutsi.

Meanwhile, Colonel Oliver, a Canadian heading the UN peacekeeping forces, and Pat Archer with the Red Cross do what they can to assist Paul and to get people to safety first to the hotel then out of the country, while field journalists, like photographer Jack Daglish, try to bring the genocide back into the global media to have the world once again care about what is going on.

Download and play the Soundtrack list

Play Title Artist
Hotel Rwanda
Attie Van Wyk: Writer
Yvonne Chaka Chaka: Performer
Mama Ararira
Dorothee Munyaneza: Writer
Martin Russell: Arranged, produced, engineered & mixed
Yariz' Ampeka
Dorothee Munyaneza: Writer
Martin Russell: Arranged, produced, engineered & mixed
Dorothee Munyaneza: Arrangement
Mwali Wei
Dorothee Munyaneza: Performer
Olugendo Lw'e Bulaya
At the Warehouse
Hutu Power Re-visited
Lobsters Pt 1
Poolside Muzak
Lobsters Pt 2
The Chosen
Million Voices
Yariz' Ampeka
Attie Van Wyk: Performer
Olugendo Lw'e Bulaya
Dorothee Munyaneza: Performer
Whispered Song with Inanga Accompaniment
Dorothee Munyaneza: Performer
Dorothee Munyaneza: Performer

User reviews

Anthony Clark

The score's composition and arrangement skillfully complement the narrative, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

Joseph Baker

I found the soundtrack of Hotel Rwanda to be lacking in emotional depth and failed to capture the intense and tragic events of the Rwandan genocide adequately.

Lisa King

The emotional impact of the soundtrack is profound, evoking empathy and reflection on the atrocities committed during the genocide.

Donna Taylor

The incorporation of African rhythms and percussion elements enhances the cultural richness of the music.

Matthew Davis

The score's haunting melodies and somber tones evoke a sense of sorrow and tragedy, perfectly reflecting the heartbreaking events depicted in the movie.

Brian Taylor

The music in Hotel Rwanda expertly conveys the resilience and hope of the characters in the face of unimaginable horrors, serving as a poignant reminder of the human spirit's capacity for strength.

Laura Martin

The soundtrack of Hotel Rwanda effectively captures the tension and emotions of the tragic events depicted in the film.

Elizabeth Brown

The soundtrack's ability to evoke empathy and provoke reflection on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide showcases the power of music to convey complex emotions and tell important stories.

Charles White

The music in Hotel Rwanda skillfully blends traditional African sounds with Western orchestral elements, creating a unique and immersive listening experience. The use of authentic African instruments and vocal performances adds an extra layer of authenticity to the film's setting and helps transport the audience to the heart of Rwanda during the genocide.

Michelle Harris

The use of traditional Rwandan music elements in the soundtrack adds authenticity and cultural depth to the film, creating a powerful connection to the setting and characters.

Joseph Smith

The soundtrack successfully conveys the sense of urgency and danger faced by the characters in the film.

Anthony Roberts

The haunting melodies and somber tones in the music reflect the despair and hopelessness experienced during the genocide.

Steven Hall

The soundtrack of Hotel Rwanda beautifully captures the emotional depth and intensity of the film's harrowing story. The haunting melodies and powerful orchestrations effectively convey the sense of urgency and tragedy that unfolds on screen, enhancing the viewer's emotional connection to the characters and events portrayed.

Amanda Mitchell

The music effectively underscores the resilience and courage shown by the characters in the face of unimaginable horrors.

Kenneth Allen

The soundtrack of Hotel Rwanda effectively captures the tension and emotional intensity of the film's harrowing story, enhancing the viewing experience.

Dorothy Lopez

The use of traditional Rwandan music in the soundtrack adds authenticity and depth to the storytelling.

Laura Mitchell

The music felt generic and uninspired, not adding any significant impact or resonance to the powerful narrative of the film.

Emily Hernandez

The soundtrack's blend of orchestral compositions and African rhythms creates a unique and immersive listening experience that complements the film's narrative and themes.

Charles Turner

The emotional depth and raw honesty of the music in Hotel Rwanda make it a standout feature of the film, leaving a lasting impact on the audience long after the credits roll.

James Rodriguez

Overall, the soundtrack of Hotel Rwanda is a powerful and poignant musical accompaniment that amplifies the film's themes and message.

Steven Robinson

The lack of cultural authenticity in the soundtrack was disappointing, as it missed an opportunity to incorporate traditional Rwandan music or sounds that could have enriched the storytelling and connected the audience on a deeper level with the events portrayed.