RED ROCKS CULTURAL FESTIVAL 10 th anniversary comes to Musanze district, coinciding
with Kwita Izina, gorilla naming ceremony, on the slopes of Virunga Mountain.
Red Rocks Cultural Center will be hosting its 10 th 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 nearby Mukungwa town and Kinigi, Virunga
Mountain. Entrance is without charge though accommodation and food are available at 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 into 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 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
nd conservational initiatives.”