When I was asked to write a missive for the Ubumuntu Arts Festival newsletter, I got mixed up about who I should write to, then I said to myself that since art is a mirror of life and life dwells in the world, I should write to you on this day of remembrance. I have always loved collage art because of its nature of sewing different items together like a puzzle. So World, I decided to stitch myself like a snapped off piece hoping that when I change, you can also change. It is in this faith of why we have started Ubumuntu Arts Festival.
2016 has pushed us to imagine beyond the times we live. This year we mark our second edition and indeed, it continues to be a journey of wisdom and courage. We chose the amphitheater at the genocide memorial because of it's symbolism of failed humanity. It's against this backdrop therefore, that we feel that art should play a crucial role in the prevention of criminal offenses against humanity. We cordially invite you to be a part of our journey.