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Ubumuntu Arts Festival is the brainchild of Hope Azeda; a major figure in contemporary Rwandan theatre, and, the founder and Artistic Director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company – a leading theatre company in Rwanda.

The Ubumuntu journey started when Hope submitted its idea to the Africa Leadership Project as her leadership project proposal. Needless to say, her proposal received great feedback and as they say, the rest is history.

The festival was first held in 2015 and happens annually following the last week of the 100 days commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. It is held at the outdoor amphitheater of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and brings different artists from around the world to convene in Kigali Rwanda. Festival activities include but are not limited to performances, workshops, panels and genocide memorial site visits. The festival is free and open to everybody and therefore relies on donations and sponsors for financial support.


Day 3 Highlights: Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2019
Day 2 Highlights: Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2019
Day 1 Highlights: Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2019
Ubumuntu Sizzle Reel 2019
The Festival through the Eyes of Joe Quintero and Young Artists
Passion Beyond Barriers: Deborah Williams and Team
Day 3: Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2018
Day 2: Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2018
Day 1: Ubumuntu Art Festival Day 2018
Rwanda: Arts and Humanity
Ubumuntu Arts Festival: I am, because You are!
Ubumuntu Sizzle Reel 2018
Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2017 - MindLeaps' Introduction to Contemporary Movement
Divised Theatre - A Workshop by Darius Gervinskas at Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2017
Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2017 - Day 3
Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2017 - Day 2
Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2017 - Day 1
Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2017
Official TVC - Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2016
Ubumuntu Art Festival - Why Art
Mashirika performs "Bound together" at Ubumuntu 2015
Ubumuntu Art Festival 2015 kicks off
USA perform "Antigone" at Ubumuntu 2015
Uganda performs "Mine enemy child" at Ubumuntu 2015
Burundi performs "Dechirement" at Ubumuntu 2015
Design Workshop at Ubumuntu 2015
The US ambassador's speech Ubumuntu 2015
The role of art in promoting humanity
Ethiopia performs "Desperate to Fight" at Ubumuntu 2015
Excitement ahead of Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2015
Mashirika performs "Bridge of Roses" at Ubumuntu 2015
Ubumuntu's official song
Acting workshop at 2015's Ubumuntu Art Festival
Agahozo Shalom perform at Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2015
Dance Workshop at Ubumuntu Arts Festival
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