Red Rocks Cultural Festival 2022

From 26 August to 2 September 2022, the Red Rocks Cultural Festival will take place at Nyakinama Village in Musanze, Rwanda. The cultural festival will also celebrate its tenth anniversary with live bands, debates on environmental and cultural issues, and creative workshops. You want to know more about the background as well as the vision of the festival? Then stay tuned.

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What is the Red Rocks Cultural Festival?

The Red Rocks Cultural Festival is an annual event that begins the last week of August and ends the first week of September. It also coincides with the annual gorilla naming ceremony. The vision is to use conservation in tourism as a tool for sustainable development. Therefore, it aims to involve the community as well as interested people in the recreational activities and management of the National Park Service. The national park – home to the last living mountain gorillas – is to be protected and the local community strengthened.

This event is a social and cultural gathering that aims to deepen communication between local residents and visitors. Red Rocks Cultural Festival supports the community’s everyday life, culture and environmental sustainability programs with a special focus to the need for promoting conservation and cultural sustainability.

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The week-long cultural festival provides an opportunity for people to deepen their understanding of the culture and efforts of local people to protect the endangered mountain gorillas. This week is used to increase the participation of local people in Rwanda as well as those interested in cultural activities and also to promote the values of using cultural activities. This includes health, education, conservation, environmental protection and preservation of cultural heritage.

We use tourism in society as a means of skills development for socio-economic, educational and cultural promotion, and this event brings us together under one roof as a community. We come together to share topics and knowledge about the good practices that focus on how to maintain and preserve the quality of tourism and the environment and talk about the key concepts of environmentally friendly tourism and culture.

The cultural festival supports the feeling of cultural unity and at the same time promotes the possibility of environmental and cultural protection – so in addition to the fun factor, it also has an educational mission. Cultural diversity is to be celebrated and promoted. We think this festival is just awesome, what do you think?

Red Rocks Cultural Festival 2022: Program

Feel free to look at the detailed program – what activity or activities would you most like to participate in?

DateActivities
26 August 2022– 10th Anniversary Cultural Festival opening ceremony;
– Traditional cultural music and dance
– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives
– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems)
27 August 2022– Traditional cultural music and dance
– Environmental conservation debates
– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives
– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems)
28 August 2022– Traditional cultural music and dance
– Environmental Conservation and Cultural heritage success stories
– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives
– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems)
29 August 2022– Traditional cultural music and dance
– Debate between Conservationist, philanthropist, Volunteers and Communities on the current of the volcanoes national park tourism, conservation and sustainable development;
– Live painting demonstrations and visitors actively take part in demos by doing their own painting and take them home as a souvenir
– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives
– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems)
30 August 2022– Traditional cultural music and dance
– Sports for conservation (Participating in different sports activities in particular cultural sports activities)
– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives
– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems)
31. August 2022– Traditional cultural music and dance
– Community workshop of the cultural activities, from Cooking, to Banana beer making, or help out in making the Baskets with the women
– Exhibition of culture artwork (baskets, table mats, bamboo cups, Art for conservation decorative tablets etc.) for youth and women cooperatives
– Red Rocks Twataramye ( overnight cultural music using all types of cultural music instruments, theater and poems)
1 September 2022– Traditional cultural music and dance
– Tree planting activities on the banks of the Mukungwa River to preserve our environment and natural resources
– Sports for conservation (sports competitions between visitors and communities)
– Exhibition of cultural artwork (baskets, placemats, bamboo cups, decorative plaques for conservation, etc.) for youth and women’s cooperatives
– Red Rocks Twataramye (overnight cultural music with all kinds of cultural musical instruments, theater and poetry)
2 September 2022– Gorilla naming ceremony (Kwita Izina) Kinigi on slopes of Virunga mountain
– Visiting Musanze town and proceeding to Red Rocks composite for relaxation
– “Crazy night of the Gorillas” at Mukungwa river side-Musanze Town
Picture by Red Rocks Intercultural Center

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If you’re interested in festivals with sustainability ideas in general, check this out. In this blog post, we talk about the upcoming Pangea Festival in Pütnitz an der See, Germany, and our role in the event. Also, take your chance to win an overnight stay at a socialbnb of your choice. To do so, sign up for our free newsletter – good luck!

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