The Ubuntu Arts Festival that brings together people from all walks of life to speak to each other in the language of Arts kicks off today in Kigali, Rwanda.

The theme of the festival is “when the walls comes down – Truth” with focus focus on the role of art to break down the barriers that cause hate and discrimination, as well as promote honest conversations in society.

“Our world is facing indifference and prejudice. Barriers limit communities from free expression and connection. As artists, it is our duty to spread positive thinking and change hearts and minds. We want to inspire the next generation to be peacemakers and empathic leaders. The festival is the perfect space for transformative arts. I encourage everyone to join us for this year’s festival.” says Hope Azeda, the Festival Curator

The festival activities will examine the effect of physical and emotional boundaries on social cohesion in a three days event that will feature workshop panels and performances with artists coming from 16 countries.
Participants will have the opportunity of discussing about connecting with concepts and stories of openness and authenticity by sharing perspectives and experiences.
Funds raised from this event are used for making it possible for talented artists to be part of the festival in remarkable Rwanda.