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​How the CMVAs can win over artistes

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On Saturday, the organizers of Uganda’s inaugural visual music awards, the Club Music Video Awards embarked on what may become their hardest journey – consistency. This was after the awards made their return after being out of action for three years, with the confusion that has engulfed them since they …

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Bebe Cool’s sweet Na Na Na nothing

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Of course Bebe Cool stopped writing his own music over ten years back. He has since moved to employing song writers like Nince Henry, Silver Kyagulanyi, Yese Oman Rafiki, Esther Nabasa, A-Pass and Saint Andrews among others. The gamble has paid off, depending on the side of the coin you’re …

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Five important songs of 2016

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2016 was what one could call a year that fell short of music activity; in fact, the songs that ruled the airwaves came from about ten or less artistes and many of these were collaborations Sheebah Karungi was part of. But after all these hits, songs are usually forgettable, yet …

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Dismiss Namubiru at your own peril

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Iryn Namubiru may not have had a the biggest audience at Serena Hotel as she held her debut concert at the space on Friday, but definitely created one of the best musical journey story boards an artiste can ever make on a rectangular stage. Of course it was evident that …

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It’s a modest start for the Uganda Hip Hop awards

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The debuts editions of events in Uganda have always been challenging, barely scripted and always do their best to make time a victim. It wasn’t so different at the inaugural Uganda Hip Hop Awards that took place at the Kampala Golf Course Hotel; the awards started almost three hours after …

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Recollecting the tunes of Buganda’s lost sounds

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Buganda determined to find her lost sound The journey to save Buganda music from the brink of extinction has been ongoing for more than two decades, according to Abdu Naru Kimbowa, a former player of the entamiivu – a drum usually accompanied by a xylophone. Kimbowa says the first time …

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Cover songs, Coke Studio’s best move so far

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Coke Studio Africa came back for this year’s edition last week. Since the show debuted back in 2013, they’ve successfully established themselves as a performance arts junction of sorts – a connection that has resulted into meetings by artistes from different places that has even given birth not to only …

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