It will be yet another online session as The Collective Ug (TCUG), releases an EP todayJuly 4 at 7pm, Chasing After You and connects with its audience in a worship session.
“We will release our eighth EP on July 4 as we also celebrate four years of extravagant worship,” Nelson Muhire, the band leader shares.
TCUG, a multi denominational band pooling Catholic, Anglican, and Pentecostal youths will host the online event on its YouTube channel, The Collective Ug.
“The theme shares the name with the EP as it tells of an introspective story of seeking God for meaning and purpose and finding Him in our continuous obedience to Him,” Muhire adds.
The band started in 2005 as HOP band but the name later changed in 2015 because of a change of vision from just music to include discipling youth.
“Ours is a youth movement helping young people find purpose in God for life on earth. We do this by engaging young people in connect groups, music and other art projects. These activities exist in vibrant environments that stimulate our capacity to dream and wonder on the great opportunities God has prepared for us,” he shares.
Other band members include Samuel Kabal, Kristen Karamagi, Michael Muyinga, Jojoe Bunjo, and Emmanuel Sirali.
The band hosts an all worship moment every first Saturday of the month where they fellowship and learn from the Bible.
“We also meet on a weekly basis in smaller communities called connect groups. Here, we do Bible study and read books together. Currently, we are studying and sharing from a book called Powerful Living by Beatrice Byemanzi,” Karamagi, the band publicist shares.
The band hopes that the album will spark a fire in the hearts of young people across the country to live a life of purpose and continue chasing after Jesus, spreading love to their immediate communities.