Entertainment
Ugandans celebrate International Music Day in style
Publish Date: Jun 25, 2014
Ugandans celebrate International Music Day in style
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Titus Kakembo               

Time check 7:00pm on a Saturday and the brass band starts treating music lovers to renditions of The Beattles and other R&B hits. 
 
These were spiced by local folk tale songs that sent many fans off their seats, improvised coats into dance costumes and sent their waists propelling. 
 
That is how Kampala joined 628 cities across the world to celebrate International Music Day June 22.
 
 
“Music is our heritage,” said the Bayimba vocalist. 
 
“It is in those oral stories that were crafted so many centuries ago. We can use our xylophones, drums, adungu and flutes to play Spanish tunes or jazz.”
 
 Dancing to ‘onfunda n'obi nga azala ngayaniliza na bagenyi’ song which filled the arena with activity

Celebrating Kampalans stormed the bars and open charcoal ovens for chicken roast served with a jacket potato. 
Security was tight as police officers checked every guest with metal detectors and sharp objects. 
 
In the carnival crowd were tourists, authors, dancers and visual artists being united by music.
 
 
Related stories
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Nigerian sensation Burnaboy promises big ahead of Club Mega Fest
Nigerian dancehall star Burnaboy touched down at Entebbe International Airport aboard a Kenya Airways flight in the wee hours of Friday on his first ever trip to Uganda....
Miss Uganda contesting in Big Brother Africa
It has been confirmed that the current, reigning Miss Uganda, Stella Nantumbwe will represent the country in this year’s Big brother Africa reality show that starts next month....
Final preparations for Club mega fest under way
As the clock ticks away, preparations for Uganda’s biggest fun moment, the Club mega fest slated to take place this Saturday September 20, 2014 at the Nelson Mandela national stadium are in high gear....
Behind-the-scenes: Bobi Wine shoots video for Size Yo
With the concert just around the corner, the Ghetto President sets out to shoot a video for his new song Size Yo....
George Clooney to get prize for humanitarian work
Hollywood megastar George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes for his work on screen and off, the organization...
"Django Unchained" star Daniele Watts has accused Los Angeles police of racism after they briefly detained the African American actress and her white husband on suspicion of engaging in prostitution....
Should bride price be made optional?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter