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Qwela Junction pays homage to the bass

Tshaka Mayanja strums away

Qwela Junction could be Uganda’s epitome to exhibiting as far as musical instruments are concerned – choosing to get an excess of a single instrument on one stage. Last year, they did it with the saxophone, and lead guitars, they would later venture into male and female vocalists with divas …

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National Theatre renovations already falling apart


It was a common question among enthusiasts, were the theatre renovations only for the East African Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (Jamafest) that was hosted by Uganda from September 7-14. Much as the management of the Uganda National Cultural Center (UNCC) said otherwise, the doubters were yet to be …

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Cindy impresses in acting debut

Cindy speaks at the premiere

Since Matt Bish released State Research Bureau (SRB) almost ten years back, a lot has changed with the local film industry. The Ugandan government courtesy of the Uganda Communication Commission has since started a film festival and courtesy of DSTV’s Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Uganda has at least bagged …

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Cindy makes her acting debut this Sunday in Bella


It’s been long since a film with Ugandans in it got so much hype, in fact, the last time this happened was last year. At the time, Hollywood and it’s descendants were upon the pearl to see Mira Nair’s Cinderella story, Queen of Katwe premiere in Kampala – this time …

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Save Ugandan Music: Only artistes can save themselves


Tekno, Mr. Eazi, Diamond Platinumz, Morgan Heritage, Seyi Shay, Oliver Tuku, PJ Powers, Hugh Masekela, Diplo.. are some of the foreign acts that have performed in Uganda just this year, yet, even before it ends, Wizkid, Tarrus Riley, Skales, Timaya are set to have shows in Kampala.. Now I see …

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How Uganda wasted an opportunity with Jamafest


The East African Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (Jamafest) happens every two years on a rotational basis. First edition was held in Rwanda in 2013 and two years later, the festivities shifted to Kenya where Uganda was announced as the hosts of the 2017 edition that took place early …

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Golden oldies stand tall at Bayimba’s tenth


The activities gearing up for the tenth Bayimba International Festival of the Arts started taking shape at the National Theatre a week before the initial event kicked off. By Tuesday, the stage was being erected and visual artists in charge of installations were too getting work done, in fact, as …

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