The Rusinga Cultural Festival Is Back. But What Is It All About?

12 October of 2017 by

The Rusinga Island Festival is one of the most popular cultural events that takes places away from Nairobi – and receives its fair share of VIP attendees!

It’s one of a number of well known events that shine a light on the food, culture and lifestyle of a particular community of area to great effect – much like the Lamu and Turkana iterations of the same.

And now Rusinga fest is back. The celebration of Suba Culture on Rusinga island will be devoted to arts, craft, music and food and will take place on the 20th and the 21st of December in Homa Bay County.

Check out the vibes from last year’s Rusinga Fest

The annual 2 day celebration is traditionally held a couple of days before Christmas and is administered through the Chula Cultural Foundation.

The festival takes on a more serious tone, with its aim of facing head one, some of the challenges afflicting the community in the past – whether that is HIV and AIDS or dangerous fishing practices.

For more on the Rusinga festival, including how you can get and stay involved, find them on Facebook

Image: Chula Cultural Foundation/ Youtube

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