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Issue 021 Jun '12, Upcoming events »

[4 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Liberation-Arts-Participation at the 6th LaBa! Street Art Festival

This year Uganda will celebrate its golden jubilee, and what better way to celebrate such a milestone other than with art! On June 9, Mackinnon road Nakasero will be ready for the sixth LaBa! Street Art Festival, once again organized by Goethe-Zentrum Kampala (GZK) / Ugandan German Cultural Society together with Ugandan artists.

Issue 021 Jun '12, Music, Special analysis »

[30 May 2012 | Comments Off on DOADOA: Taking African music to the global scene | ]
DOADOA: Taking African music to the global scene

“Africa produces the best music in the world, but getting the music to the global level is still a big problem.” This viewpoint was given by Ruth Daniel, a co-founder of the global grassroots and creative community Un-Convention, at a press conference in Jinja. The press conference was organized by the Bayimba Cultural Foundation; launching the annual Bayimba Festival and DOADOA, the East African performing arts market at the Bax Conference Center.

Issue 021 Jun '12, Music, Opinions »

[30 May 2012 | 15 Comments | ]
Does luga-flow symbolize Ugandan hip-hop / rap music?

Rap music in Uganda can be traced back to the late 80s when Philly Bongole Lutaaya (RIP) performed his Nakazaana. During the last two decades numerous hip-hop artists have emerged on the scene, introducing new styles and coining genres like Lwaali, Luga-flow, and Uga-flow. Also, mainstream media has fallen in love with the celebrity artists; they sell newspapers, but are they connected to the hip-hop movement? Lutakome Felix analyses the recent history of hip-hop in Uganda.

Artwork critiques, Issue 021 Jun '12, Visual Art »

[30 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Felix Magima: Just the eyes

Felix Magima confronts two important, though rarely addressed, subjects in his recent exhibition at the AKA Gallery; women and religion. As his artworks speak, they often wade into taboo territories, therefore observing a new place, rarely approached by visual artists in Uganda. His new paintings “scream out” for freedom for women and the poor enslaved by religious commercialism. Serubiri Moses reviews for Startjournal.

Artwork critiques, Dance and Theatre, Issue 021 Jun '12 »

[30 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Jane Bussmann: The comedy of tragedies

The British comedian and author Jane Bussmann recently did her stage performance of the book ‘The Worst Date Ever (or How It Took a Comedy Writer to Expose Africa’s Secret War)’ at MishMash, Kampala in front of a 600-strong crowd. By turns, her story was pathetic, funny and heartbreaking. Ugandan columnist Mildred Apenyo reviews for Startjournal: “To make art out of tragedy is a hard but essential thing. To make comedy out of sadness is more than essential.”

Artwork critiques, Issue 021 Jun '12, Music »

[30 May 2012 | Comments Off on Bayimba Regional Festival of Arts kicks off in Jinja | ]
Bayimba Regional Festival of Arts kicks off in Jinja

This year’s Bayimba Regional Festival of Arts kicked off on May 4th in Jinja. Tshila, Kaz Kasozi, Afrikwetu Band, Mzungu Kichaa and Joel Sebunjo were some of the artists that took the music to the people. Bayimba continues to build a platform that helps local artists adjust to be able to produce better music.

Issue 021 Jun '12, Special analysis »

[30 May 2012 | Comments Off on In Movement: Creative empowerment in Kansanga | ]
In Movement: Creative empowerment in Kansanga

Picasso once said that all children are born artists. At IN MOVEMENT, a creative empowerment project for disadvantaged children, they have since 2006 run more than 5,000 hours of classes and activities to develop kids’ creative capacities. Abigail Bartels has visited the centre in Kansanga.