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Ngalabi does it second time better

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The idea of having short films celebrated in a festival format for Ugandans started in 2016 with the Kampala Short Film Festival at the National Theater. The next year, Goethe Zentrum would partner with Maisha Film Lab to set up the Ngalabi Short Film Festival, featuring East African films and …

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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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How Uganda wasted an opportunity with Jamafest

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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

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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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Organisations for Bayimba at ten in high gear 

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Over the past ten years, Bayimba Foundation has not only transformed the arts and culture contemporary scene, but has also given it a face with the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts. Starting with an audience of less than 20 people in 2008, the festival has steadily grown into one …

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Devil’s Chest dominates the Uganda Film Festival Awards

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The Uganda film festival’s climaxing award show was held at the Serena Hotel gardens on Friday evening. For an award show that has in the past been embroiled in drama thanks to misplaced nominations or questionable wins, it was surprising that filmmakers turned up in big numbers. Many though noted …

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