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Kampala International Theatre Festival kicks off

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Theatre in Uganda is thriving! Yet theatre is still struggling, the argument is not just about the traffic not filling auditoriums but even the quality of theatre being showcased. At times works that come to the theatre are not good, yet even when the good ones are presented, there’s usually …

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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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Tribute will bring soul to this year’s Bayimba 

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Before she performed at the annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival earlier this year, many people may not have known who Tribute Birdie Mboweni was. She though a fast rising South African Afrosoul artiste that’s fast making herself a household name on the continent’s music scene. Next week, she’s one …

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Nyege Nyege could be a tourism goldmine

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When it was introduced as a new festival late last year, little to nothing was known about the music festival that would be known as Nyege Nyege. For starters, the name gave moralists chills as they kept assuming the worst, but that wasn’t all, it was that one festival that …

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