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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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Nyege Nyege Festival is on today

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Today, Jinja’s top music fest, the Nyege Nyege International Music Festival is back at the Nile Discovery Beach. Having the likes of Milege Band, Undercover Brothers, Jahliya, Yallah MC, Lady Slyke, Sabar Zibula as well as others from visiting countries like UK’s Man from Timbuktu, Riddlore from USA, Winnie from …

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Four editions on, UCC is yet to fix own festival

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The Uganda Film Festival that is organized by the Uganda Communications Commission is the best the local film industry had gotten to as far as national recognition is concerned. Yet, for the people that produced the films to be consumed by a public, they felt like the festival was just …

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