#RUSINGA ISLAND FESTIVAL GAINS IN POPULARITY AS 6TH EDITION EXPECTS YET MORE VISITORS
(Posted 19th November 2017)
The 6th edition of Rusinga Cultural Festival on Rusinga Island, #Homabay County has set the dates for this year.
The festival provides visitors with insight to one of Kenya’s hidden gems at Lake Victoria. Two days of nothing but music, fashion, film, food, artistry, literature, sports and conversations that take you back in time into the wealth of the #Suba people.
The festival is a cultural answer to the question, "Can a people die?" As a result of assimilation and intermarriage with the Luo, the Suba culture has been under pressure and the language is now listed in UNESCO’s Red Book of Endangered Languages (2003).
The festival encompasses several cultural and social activities in the following major categories:
1. Food exhibition
3. Cultural performances
4. Art exhibition
5. Cultural pageant fashion show
6. Book exhibition
7. Conversations on various topical issues
8. Tours – Rusinga and Mfangano Islands are in the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
The theme for this year is SPACES, which is a celebration of the platform the festival has provided for the #Abasuba community in the last five years. The Rusinga Cultural Festival 2017 hopes to continue creating new spaces for freedom of expression, participation, knowledge and economic empowerment.
On 21st and 22nd of December will visitors to the festival be left in awe as they immerse into the rich culture and serenade of nature with every sunset and sunrise over Africa’s largest fresh water lake.
In the meantime, experience the festival through the eyes of a blogger, http://owaahh.com/ the-rusinga-island-festival/
or simply watch:
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