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Newsletter September 2023

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Dear readers,

October has already begun and a lot has happened at our institute. The first events from our "Call for Applications" took place and since mid-September the team of our Cultural Department has new people power. Ceke Mathenge started as our Cultural Program Officer. Together with Paulina as intern and Alice as Kulturweit volunteer we are now settling with the new team. 

Our intern Jana is on her way back to Germany after her three months here are already over.

The third term of the language department has already started in September. However, there is still a possibility to participate in our online courses (A1-B1). If you are interested, please send an e-mail to our language department.

We are very much looking forward to our wide-ranging program in the coming weeks and cordially invite you to join us in it.

Best wishes,
the Goethe-Team

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Upcoming events

Volkano Fest

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Volkano Fest 2023

Rwanda's only annual multicultural gathering celebrating the cosmopolitan diversity of African music and arts. Volkano Fest features a wide range of live musicians, bands, instrumentalists, DJs, poets and performing artists, as well as craft exhibitions and sales from Rwanda, the region and the world, through our call to action for positive social change and environmental conservation.
Ceckmate Mido x Angell Mutoni

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Checkmate Mido x Angell Mutoni

The Kenyan underground musician is coming to Kigali. Through his blend of rap, poetry, beatboxing, and music, he skillfully tells profound narratives in English, Swahili, and Sheng. On the 10th of October he will perform at the Goethe-Institut together with Angell Mutoni, a fervent Poet/Rapper and Singer-Songwriter hailing from Kigali, Rwanda. Angell is a dynamic force in the world of music and draws her inspiration from diverse genres. Her unique sound seamlessly weaves Poetic Afro-Hiphop, Soulful RnB, and Pop influences.
The perfomance will be accompanied by a workshop and an open mic session. 

The workshop will happen from 10am to 1pm and the concert of Checkmate and Angell will start at 6.30 pm.
Due to limited capacities, we can only offer the workshop to a limited amount of people, so a registration via email is needed to attend. 
Kigali Utopia Installation

© Abdoul Mujyambere

Kigali Utopia Installation

Kigali Utopia is a new art project by Abdoul Mujyambere a Rwandan multidisciplinary artist based in Kigali. With this new art project the artist is creating a new universe "Kigali Utopia" where he merges different art mediums to manifest his art vision experience through visual art installations, fashion and live art performances.

The opening event on the 14th of October will begin at 7 pm at Moshion Fashion Space. There it will be on display until the 21st of October from 10 am to 8 pm.
After that, the exhibition will continue at the Goethe-Institut from the 23rd of October to the 4th of November, from 9 am to 7 pm each day.
Weekend Culturel Décolonial

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Weekend Culturel Décolonial

Together with IRIBA Centre for Multimedia Heritage, we take an in-depth look at colonial heritage and contemporary issues. The 5th edition from October 27th to October 29th 2023 will be accompanied by workshops that encourage critical reflection on contemporary issues and strengthen the artistic skills of young participants.
Inherited Sorrow

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Inherited Sorrow

The play "Inherited Sorrow" of Jean-Jules Irakoze explores the experiences of the post-genocide generation, focusing on the inheritance of memories. It highlights how, at times, we find ourselves remembering the memories of others more vividly than our own, and how these recollections shape our daily lives.
Science Film Festival

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Science Film Festival

From October to December, the International Film Festival of Science Communication will take place. During this international film festival on scientific, technological and environmental topics, various films will be shown in schools and organizations. The exact dates of the film screenings will be announced on our channels.

Past events

Nahuye N'umudiho

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Nahuye N'umudiho

Samuel Iradukunda and Cedric Rusakiza presented their project "Nahuye N'umudiho" in our institute, a performance on African music, drums and rhythms.
We are happy to have been part of this atmospheric project. 
Urban Bodies

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Urban Bodies

Choreographer Yolanda Gutiérrez paid Kigali a visit together with her project "Urban Bodies". The event was curated as a decolonizing urban tour and consisted of diverse audio files and dance performances. It was a pleasure to see how much the audience was moved by the piece and how popular the performances were.
Beyond the Shame

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Beyond the Shame

On the 28th of September, Khald Steve and Marie Agnes Ntibwirizwa Irakiza showed their film production "Beyond the Shame." The artist and the medical student shed light on the situation of drug addicts in Rwanda from different perspectives. In addition to the film screening, affected persons, activists and experts had their say in a panel discussion and the event was framed by music performances. The film, the panel as well as the music pieces were all very emotional and we thank everyone involved for being that open. 
NO Planet B

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NO Planet B

Kolbe Maximilien presented his exhibition "NO Planet B" at the Goethe-Institut. The exhibition was opened on the 29th of September and was displayed until the 4th of October. It took up the important topic of sustainability in the fashion industry. The exhibition stimulated interesting and future-oriented discussions.

Go follow @noplanetb.rw on Instagram to learn about the exhibiting initiatives!