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Ugandan cultural ensembles excite SECAM Delegates

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 2nd August 2019 12:06 PM

“This is interesting to see. African dance has a common identity, which confirms the unity of Africa. Let us use our gifts, such as music, to promote the unity and solidarity of Africa, which must also prevail over our ethnic, tribal, political and religious differences.”

Ugandan cultural ensembles excite SECAM Delegates

Cardinal Sarah (wearing red biretta), Archbishop Lwanga and Fr Ulman Male (left) arriving at Munyonyo Basilica sports field for the thanksgiving musical event. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

“This is interesting to see. African dance has a common identity, which confirms the unity of Africa. Let us use our gifts, such as music, to promote the unity and solidarity of Africa, which must also prevail over our ethnic, tribal, political and religious differences.”

RELIGION   CULTURE

KAMPALA - Catholic Bishops from Africa, who have been gracing the plenary assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort), will leave the country with a rich experience of Uganda's native music and dance genres.



This follows a lavish entertainment of traditional music, to which they were treated during the celebrations of the official declaration of Munyonyo Minor Basilica.

 he crane performers showing their skills The crane performers showing their skills

 
During the function at Munyonyo Minor Basilica grounds (in Makindye Division), the Prelates were entertained by folk ensembles, who on top of playing typical Ugandan and African songs, blended traditional African music with western rhythms and instruments.

Other ensembles that performed included Team Amaworo Adroni (affiliated to St Joseph Lugbara Community), and the brass ensemble of Namilyango Junior Boys School.

 he rane performers balancing their pots The Crane performers balancing their pots

 
Among the Prelates who were evidently excited by the musical performance was the Ghanaian Archbishop of Cape Coast, Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle.

"This is interesting to see. African dance has a common identity, which confirms the unity of Africa. Let us use our gifts, such as music, to promote the unity and solidarity of Africa, which must also prevail over our ethnic, tribal, political and religious differences."

 ardinal obert arah cutting a cake made in the shape of unyonyo artyrs hrine during the thanksgiving concert Cardinal Robert Sarah cutting a cake made in the shape of Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine during the thanksgiving concert

 
Some of the prelates who graced the mini-show included Cardinal Robert Sarah (the Guinean Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments), Archbishop Luigi Bianco (the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda), Archbishop John Baptist Odama and Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala Archdiocese, just to mention a few.

 

 ardinal arah wearing red biretta rchbishop ianco and rchbishop wanga with some of the ranciscan riars that graced the musical event Cardinal Sarah (wearing red biretta), Archbishop Bianco and Archbishop Lwanga with some of the Franciscan Friars that graced the musical event

 

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