15 countries will participate in Ubumuntu Arts Festival’s 3rd edition

Posted By: UDAHOGORA Vanessa Peace - On:09/06/2017
The festival that was launched in 2015 by Hope Azeda is back for its 3rd edition and will be held from the 14th to the 16th of July 2017 at the amphitheater, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, featuring 15 countries.

The 15 countries are Rwanda, USA, Belgium, South Africa, UK, Burundi, Uganda, DRC, Iraq, Kenya, Sweden, Lebanon, Nigeria, Czech Republic, and India.

The event has continued to attract high quality and impressive performances from all over the world and shall feature first time appearances from Nigeria with the Chibok Girls’ story.

This year the Festival will focus on the theme “Art meets technology; bringing stories of home to life”. The Festival shall provide artists the platform to incorporate elements of technology into their performances as they take us through the journey of their stories.

The festival’s organizing team is conscious of the great importance of the selected venue and picked the dates to fall at the end of the country’s 100 days of commemoration of the 1994 Genocide. All performances were carefully selected and aim at fostering dialogue and reflection to prevent crimes against humanity.

The performances range from song to theater, physical performances and dance, covering varying topics such as; inter cultural relationships, rights of women and children, power struggles, forgiveness, terrorism, post-election violence, female abductions and so much more.

This year, in recognition of the artists’ work, an entrance fee is applicable. However, it shall be a pay as you can policy. This essentially means that there is no fixed fee and the audience is free to pay any amount they see fit.

Ubumuntu Arts Festival is organized by the Ubumuntu Arts Organisation, founded by members of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company.


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