As the world awaits the day when the lockdown will be lifted and the country will be free to hold concerts, many artistes and events organisers have held their concerts online. Anticipated events like Nyege Nyege Festival that happens in Jinja towards every end of the year having been in balance with the organisers not sure if it will happen or not.
The National Arts Festival won’t wait for September to be part of the Nyege Nyege Festival and by that, they have decided to interest the organisers and invite them by the South Africans to present a selection of different showcases. Recently, the organisers of Nyege Nyege were part of the Sauti Za Busara and Bushfire Festivcal in E-swatini few weeks ago featuring Ugandan DJs Kampire and Catu Diosis.
The showcases will include several musical scenes that have blossomed on the Continent in the last ten years, including Acholi electronic music from Northern Uganda, Singeli from Dar Es Salaam, Balani Show from Mali, Gqom from South Africa, Gengetone from Kenya and Elone from Gabon curated by pioneers in these respective scenes.
Nyege Nyege will also showcase exciting live showcases including modular synth pioneer Afrorack, Kenyan metal grindcore outfit Duma, East African hiphop bosslady MC Yallah and the mysterious HHY & the Kampala Unit. The showcase will take place online from June 25th to Sunday 5th of July.