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Golden oldies stand tall at Bayimba’s tenth

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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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Bayimba to honor arts and culture philanthropists

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When Kenneth Mugabi released his debut album Kibunomu, many wanted to believe he was a fresh artiste that made a descision to record music a couple of months back. Yet in real sense, Mugabi had spent countless months writing the music, later composing and performing it – even by the …

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Bayimba’s 2016 experiment pays off

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Almost each year, the organisers of Bayimba International Festival of the Arts ticker while making selections of the mainstage. It’s rather the biggest attraction at the festival that even when other spaces have activity, it’s the mainstage that people stay the longest, in fact even when the festival is closing, …

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Bayimba announces mainstage acts

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For some reason, the organizers of Bayimba International Festival of the arts usually keep their performers’ list under the table. However, unlike last year where we had to go through speculations, today we can reveal that atleast, the first batch of performers at this year’s Bayimba international Festival have been …

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Festivals are in trouble but Bayimba must go on!

It has been a muddy ride for different festivals in Africa the past few years; with financial hardships, lack of support from many governments, to little belief in the arts from the cooperate Africa, most of the shows are generally at the brink of extinction.For instance, East Africa’s most known …

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Mixed feeling as Sheebah dares the Bayimba stage

At the beginning of the year, Kanye West was announced as a headlining act for the 2015 Glastonbury Festival in the UK. Only days after the announcement, a British paper ran a story of how the ‘untalented’ Kanye wasn’t needed at a festival that has been celebrated by acts like …

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