In partnership with UNESCO, the Great African Caravan project, an initiative aiming at collaborating with local creative communities to co-creates multidisciplinary, inter-generational art works on locally relevant topics under the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals to raise awareness, learn from one another, and connect in the spirit of global citizenship is now in Rwanda. The Initiative will take 12 international artists from India, Argentina, Kosovo, Germany, Uganda and the UK for 200 days through 12 African countries.
So far the Caravan has traveled through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. The journey has been more than challenging; long travels, intense collaborations, emotional ups and downs have been omnipresent but the journey has also been rewarding: Hundreds of artists, dozens of organisations and several hundred youth were engaged, songs, performances, productions, and murals have been created, and many events have been organized.
Now in Rwanda, the 5th country, The Great African Caravan is partnering with AFROGROOV in facilitating a co-creation work with local Rwandan artists that will be executed by a collective of talented filmmakers, visual artists, instrumentalists, graphic designers, spoken word and rappers. Local artists included are for instance Angel Mutoni, Niyonkuru Bruce ‘Kanda’, Prime Mazimpaka & The Green Ferry Family, Deo Munyakazir, Chito Lwambo, Innocent Buregeya and many more.
For 4 days, the GAC and local artists work together, engage in dialogues, share their skills and knowledge and create unique collaborative art works. The work in progress will be presented in two different event format:
– Thursday 29th November, 6PM on wards is GAC PREVIEW at Mamba where music, podcast talks, and networking will take place.
Friday 30th of November, 6PM on wards is GAC Showcase at Impact Hub. An unparalleled artistic experience for the final outcome; a showcase music, poetry, performance, dance, visual art, and more.