The third Ingoma Nshya Festival, Rwanda – December 2023

The third Ingoma Nshya Festival (INF 3) was held on 30 December 2023 at the Huye Campus Gymnasium of the University of Rwanda. The festival showcased the talents of two hundred and fifty girls from nine primary and secondary schools as they competed in a three-minute performance. Drumming in Rwanda has traditionally been seen as a male-dominated activity, so this festival served as a platform to not only appreciate the artistic abilities of these young girls, but also to challenge societal norms.

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