2023 Ubumuntu Arts Festival

Believe: Faith over Fear
July 14th -16th 2023
Kigali Genocide Memorial, Rwanda.

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As we bring together people from diverse backgrounds to communicate, express, reflect, innovate, and create a better world. Inspired by the words of Desmond Tutu, "My humanity is bound together in yours, for we can only be human together," our festival celebrates the profound impact of belief and faith in overcoming adversity.

What is Ubumuntu?

Ubumuntu, meaning "Being Human" in Kinyarwanda, embodies the essence of our festival. It reminds us that, even in the face of fear, belief can guide us towards a brighter future. Through the universal language of art, we bridge divides, conquer challenges, and cultivate a collective spirit of resilience and hope.

Discover the Ubumuntu Experience

Inspiring Performances

Immerse yourself in mesmerizing performances by renowned artists from around the world. Witness the power of belief as actors, dancers, and musicians take the stage, igniting hearts and minds with their passion and talent.

Thought-Provoking Panels

Engage in thought-provoking panel discussions that delve into the intersection of belief, art, and social change. Learn from experts and fellow attendees as they share their experiences, insights, and stories of triumph in the face of adversity.

Commemoration and Remembrance

Pay homage to the indomitable human spirit at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Through reflection and remembrance, honor the strength and belief of the Rwandan people in rebuilding their nation after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

Unity and Collaboration

Experience the power of collective belief as artists and attendees from different nations come together, united in their commitment to using art as a force for positive change. Engage in meaningful connections, forge collaborations, and join a global community dedicated to creating a brighter future.

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Make a Difference Through Art

The Ubumuntu Arts Festival is not just a gathering of artists; it is a movement fueled by hope. We firmly believe that through art, we can inspire, heal, and ignite positive action. By attending our festival, you become an agent of change. Together, we can create a world where belief triumphs over fear, and hope prevails in the face of adversity.

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The 9th Annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival will take place from the 14th to 17th of July 2023 both online and at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Admission to the festival is free, thanks to the support of generous donors and sponsors. Help us continue making a difference through art by contributing or becoming a sponsor.Discover the beauty of art's surreal hopefulness and be inspired by the inspiring performers who dare to dream. As Vincent Van Gogh once said, "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." Join us at the Ubumuntu Arts Festival and let the power of art, belief, and faith illuminate your path, empower your spirit, and transform our world.