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Oscar Senyonga’s Ugandan art story told


Over a year back, artists almost lost their minds when the president called the arts useless, regardless of the noise that was made on social media, radios or TV, no one from the president’s office came up to address the situation.Yet, during the just concluded presidential elections, many artists were …

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Inaugural Short film festival set for next week


Most of the times, success of a film industry is measured by how many features or full length films have been produced. In places like Uganda where only a few are released, they will be quick to judge the industry non-existent. However, in the backdrop of any feature film like …

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Kerunen and team do it better at Pearl Rhythm Festival

If you have attended local music festivals before, the Pearl Rhythm Festival that took place at the National Theatre on Saturday would have left you nodding in  approval of its different stroke.For its second edition, instead of struggling with not-readily-available stars, the festival continued with its artiste-tutoring, guiding and later …

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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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All set for Bayimba International Festival

Bayimba International Festival of the Arts has successively managed to position itself as Uganda’s top multi-discipline art event.With such crafts like theater, music, dance, visual art, poetry to animation, it’s correct to put it that the show turns its venue, the National Theater into a boiling pot of creativity.Tomorrow, the …

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