Rica Rwigamba, the Director of Tourism and Conservation in the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced that the 8th Edition of the Pan-African Festival of Dance (FESPAD) will be held in Rwanda from February 23 to March 2, 2013 with the theme "Spirit of expression."
A total of 40 countries were invited to take part in this festival with a delegation of 10 people each.
To date, five of them have already confirmed their participation
The specialty of the 8th edition of FESPAD is that it has scheduled a competition to determine the champion of African dance.
Through their respective traditional music and dances, participating countries will sell their cultural talents.
"FESPAD is consistent with the strategy of Rwanda to show the world its unique cultural heritage through dance but also to make a platform destination in Kigali international events while promoting African Unity through dance," said Rwigamba.
As host country, Rwanda will benefit from FESPAD the economic point of view due to currency that will enter the country.
This year, RDB focuses its attention on cultural tourism and plans to visit various tourist places by foreign guests.
FESPAD was started in 1998 by the former Organization of African Unity, now the African Union.