Red Rocks Cultural Center will be hosting its 10th anniversary Cultural Festival, 26 August – 2 September 2022. The event will take place at its premises in Nyakinama village, Musanze district, Rwanda with additional celebrations in nearbyMukungwa town and Kinigi, Virunga Mountain. Entrance is free of charge though accommodation and food are available at a cost.
The festival will feature exhibitions of traditional cultural music and dance each day alongside a variety of artwork produced by local women and youth cooperatives.
There will also be community workshops for attendees to participate in banana beer making, basket weaving, painting, cooking, sports and conservational debate.
Entertainment will continue in the evenings with Red Rocks Twataramye (cultural music using all types of cultural instruments, theatre and poetry).
In addition to cultural activities and sustainable ecotourism, the festival aims to promote conservation. It will therefore take time out to visit Mukungwa riverside to plant trees for conservation of environment and natural resources.
In its final day, the festival will take us to the slopes of Virunga Mountain for the Kwita Izina, gorilla naming ceremony. It will then return to Mukungwa Riverside nightclub for its closing party, ‘Crazy night of the Gorillas’.
Red Rocks Initiatives, Greg Bakunzi shares “I am most excited to see how the festival brings organisations together so that we can continue to support each other in sustainable community and conservational initiatives.”
Twahirwa Umumarashavu Janat.