Matovu relives fond memories
Publish Date: Oct 01, 2009
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MOSES Matovu, leader of Afrigo Band
In the 1960s, music was up there. Fans and singers knew how to dance. In those days, there was no bull dance. Today what we have is sort of bull-dancing.

A man and woman had to rehearse before going to a night club. You had to practise with your partner at home before going to the dance. You would never find a man dancing with a man in a disco.

Some of the popular night clubs then included New life Night club in Mengo, Susana Night club and Kololo night club. We also had White Nile in Kibuye and Arizona club, now Volts on Entebbe road.

The 1960s were about wearing tight clothes. The women had to wear high heels.

The West African clothing was also popular among the women. The men put on suits, but the trousers were tight fitting. People wore suits with a pair of pointed shoes.

In the early 1970s, the black Americans introduced the bell-bottom fashion and platforms (Bongo, named after Omar Bongo, the former Gabon president came to Uganda in the 1970s; he was putting on the same type of shoes.

The hair style was afro in the 1960s for both men and women. Transport was mainly buses.

The special hire was for the rich people and we also had many cinema halls, including Norman Cinema and Drive -in Cinema where you would drive in and watch a movie, while seated in your car.

Compiled by Arthur Baguma

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