Red Rocks Events

Join Red Rocks Rwanda as they put together spectacular performances, workshops, talent shows, festivals, competitions, summer camps, literary club meetings and Christmas markets with help from the local community.

Red Rocks Calendar of Events

 

SUSTAINABLE DOMESTIC TOURISM / CULTURAL EVENTS

January 2016/17

13th January to 15th January

 

NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

Celebrate your New Year in Rwanda at Reed Rocks, with colourful parades, cultural performances, and an introduction to Rwandese culture and lifestyle.

February 2016/17

17th February to 19th February

 

CULTURAL TALENT SHOW

This spectacular show aims to raise cultural awareness of Rwandan talent, enhancing dialogue and opening new doors for local artists.

March 2016/17

24th March to 26th March

 

SEED OF HOPE FESTIVAL

A community-run event that celebrates hope, this festival is all about appreciating the sowing season and the local food, and is a source of hope and delight to the neighbourhood.

April 2016/17

21st April to 23th April

 

UBUMWE DEBATES

Healing is a long and strenuous process. Our constructive debates bring Rwandans together to contemplate the changes that need to be made to bring reconciliation that is meaningful and lasting.

May 2016/17

26th May to 28th May

 

POEMS, SONGS AND FICTION

This cultural event is more like a literary club gathering, featuring a variety of talks, recitals, creative writing activities and art workshop for Rwandese locals and visitors of all ages.

June – July 2016/17

15th June to 10th July

 

RED ROCKS SUMMER CAMP

Our summer camp is a fun and enriching month-long experience that helps visitors engage with the locals and learn more about Rwandan culture and heritage in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Aug – Sept 2016/17

 

CULTURAL TOURISM WEEK/ HARVESTING FESTIVAL (UMUGANURA)

This festival is all about keeping the culture and heritage of Rwanda alive in its original form. It’s a month-long display of cultural pride that strengthens and grows with each new edition, culminating in a week of full-on festivities focusing on tourism.

October 2016/17

14th Oct to 16th Oct

 

BANANA BEER FESTIVAL

This is a celebration of our love for the bubbly banana beer, and you’re welcome to join us for a drizzling glass of the local brew. The highlight of the festival is the banana beer cocktail competition, where the best Rwandan beverages win the most coveted award: national and international recognition.

November 2016/17

27th Nov to 24th Nov

 

HERITAGE PRESERVATION

Join us as we take on a mission to ensure the proper care and preservation of Rwandese culture and heritage for the benefit of future generations.

December 2016/17

23rd Dec to 26th Dec

 

VILLAGE CHRISTMAS MARKET

This vibrant market showcases all of the important elements of Rwandan culture, including the local food, arts and crafts, traditional dancing, story-telling sessions, live painting, music performances, and even exciting evening acrobat shows.


Kwita Izina

The timeless Rwandan Ceremony Kwita Izina, (Giving a name ) is a part of the celebration of the birth of a new child in a family .

For three decades this same ceremony has been performed for Rwanda’s newly born Mountain Gorillas , by rangers researchers , and those charged with the safe keeping of these unique animals .

In 2007 the ceremony was officially named KWITA IZINA , and has become an exciting part of Rwandas tourism and conservation calendar .

The event is a celebration of Rwandas conservation efforts in protecting the endangered Mountain Gorillas.


Village Christmas Market

The village Christmas market opens in the last week of November and runs until 24th Dec (Christmas Eve). This is a vibrant market showing casing aspects of the Rwandan cultural includes local food , Art and crafts stall with gifts for sale , Traditional dancing , Storytelling , Session s , painting and Music performances.

Various artists and craftsmen from the Musanze area –Individuals and Co –operatives , set up stalls .
There are interactive sessions to participate in such as live painting , weaving and basket making sessions the village Christmas market runs every day from lunchtime until 20.00


Red Rocks Cultural Week

Red rocks cultural week, the cultural week festival runs parallel to the RDB, Gorilla naming ceremony , this event acts as a cultural platform for portraying the success s stories of the community combined efforts in responsible tourism , conservation and cultural . The concept is built around activities open to the public that show .

Red rocks cultural week, the cultural week festival runs parallel to the RDB, Gorilla naming ceremony , this event acts as a cultural platform for portraying the success s stories of the community combined efforts in responsible tourism , conservation and cultural .

The concept is built around activities open to the public that show cases community and cultural activities , it includes diverse cultural and tourism based activities such as , Traditional Folks Music and Dance ,art and the presentation of handmade crafts and Jewelry by the local Women from the Red rocks project.

Activities focus on the display of community lifestyles and products of work completed under This festival also shows cases the clothing textiles works ,handcrafts and house ware products from Nyakinama vicinity .

Evening perfamances, traditional folk Music by local dance troupes with multi Media sessions spice up the Festival .

The long week ends up with the Kwita Izina after party (CRAZY NIGHT OF THE GORILLAS  the community women’s projects at Red rocks .)

The naming ceremony has so much to offer with proverbs and Stories being told , Drinking , Dancing , and Chatting, it is a great way to experience the modern ceremony by connecting with a community that is rooted in rich Historical Tradition.