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Hamwe Festival To Showcase Power Of Art

Art is a borderless language that has a massive potential to influence all other sectors in life including its ability to propel pursuit of health equity.

University of Global Health Equity is scheduled this 8-13th November to host the first Hamwe Festival in the capital Kigali aimed at exploring the role of arts in various forms can play to push for equitable health.

During the festival, artists, creative entrepreneurs, global health professionals, academics and other participants will showcase how the power of the arts and creativity can be successfully leveraged to generate health and equity gains and reflect on how more can be done.

A string of festivals are lined up for Art as Medicine Exhibition at Kigali Convention Center

This visual exhibition will be curated by Maison Beaulier, an international artist platform that showcases art in unusual places.

Meanwhile, on November 10th Talk with Cynthia Fleury at Kigali Convention Center

Cynthia Fleury is a renowned French philosopher and psychotherapist who will be speaking about the importance of humanism in healthcare.

November 10th The She Matters Concert at Camp Kigali

The flagship event of the festival will bring together musicians who have used their platforms to advocate for women’s health.  The headliner is legendary Oumou Sangare, Grammy Award Winning Malian Songbird of Wassoulou, she will be joined Shanel Nirere and other local artists. The concert will hosted in partnership with Globe’athon, an organization on a mission to end women’s cancer worldwide.

November 11th and 12th Art in Health Masterclass at the UGHE offices

One of the aspects of Hamwe’s mission is to enable artists, scholars, and global health professionals to collaborate in an effort to improve health around the world.

This is the reason why UGHE created this unique masterclass taught jointly by global health leaders and creative with impactful experience in the field.

Some of the teachers include award winning filmmaker and MD, Mehret Mandefro, Dr. Paul Animbom Ngong, an expert in therapeutic theatre and Dr. Agnes Binagwaho Vice Chancellor of UGHE to name a few.

November 12th Hamwe Talks at the Kigali Convention Center

Various artists and global health professionals will talk about their experiences in how art can contribute to the SDGs.

November 13th Dance and Global Health Night

This evening will showcase how dance has been used as a tool for to resolve physical and mental health issues. The night will feature Dr. Rainbow Ho award winning researcher and dancer from the University of Hong Kong in collaboration with Wesley Ruzibiza, founder of Rwandan-based, Amizero Dance Company.

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