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Review: Mbamalawo – Navio

As an artiste, you will always be advised to sing in a language you’re either comfortable in or the one that you feel your fans get the message best.And it explains why only a few English songs by our local artistes have dominated the airwaves, not that Ugandan music lovers …

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KORA Awards are here with a million dollars cash prize

Just when you thought that the recently launched AFRIMA awards had successfully replaced, the KORA Awards, as the most sought after all African award music show, the later have jumped up to stir things up to an email interesting angle. KORA Awards are back and this time, they promise to …

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2015 MTV MAMA is happening in Durban on July 18

The MTV Africa Music Awards are back this July. The definitive musical celebration of African talent takes pride in recognizing and rewarding artistes. Last year saw local artistes up their game to favourably compete with the likes of Nigerian and South African acts. And it’s not that bad to dream …

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First art and Colour exhibition ends

A photo exhibition celebrating Uganda’s culture and nature debuted at Acacia mall last Friday. Supported by the premise, the exhibition is their way to promote art and photography. The show that had exhibitors, Mathias Mugisha, a veteran photojournalist, international photographer Thomas White, New York  based Joel Isababi  Nsadha, Ophelia Nabeta …

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Orquesta Chungu to perform in Uganda

Orquésta Chungu will be touring Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia from the 10th of May to the 15th of June. The group is named after the Chungu, the traditional East African clay cooking pot which is popular because it retains its heat. Orquésta Chungu has cooked up a menu spiced …

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DOADOA redifines live performing

Dubbed Doadoa, the East African artiste marketplace took place in Jinja last week. It is designed as a one-week event that provides a platform for professional networking, joint learning, bringing together various stakeholders and linking people, organisations, businesses, knowledge and technology. It is done with a view to create demand …

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Beatles celebrated with a dance off

Norwegian College of Dance (NCD) and the Makerere University Department of Performing Arts and Film (PAF) collaborated on a project aimed at interesting Ugandans in dance as an art.The show aptly titled Come Together, was themed around 20 Beatle songs like Tommorroe Never know, Love Me Do and Can’t buy …

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Guitar maestros bring the house down

Not many people dare to hold concerts on Sunday because of a simple reason, Kampala party goers usually party on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But that wasn’t the case for the Qwella Band and its ninth edition of the Qwella Junction. Qwella Band lined up the best guitarists in the …

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Chaka Chaka, Masekela, worried about African music

Talented songstress and Grammy-nominated Amel Larrieux closed the 16th Cape Town International Jazz festival with a heart-wrenching and emotional performance of her old famous and newer songs.She is a founding member of the Groove Theory duo, mostly known for songs such as Tell Me, Never Enough and Hello It’s Me …

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