A variety of music with genres including Kudros, Kwaito, Afro-house, hiplife, Tuarege, cosmic synths from Niger, Arab tech, Morrocan bass,Zouk bass, Soukous balani, funana and Swahili trap as well Tigrinian blues, organiser will be played across five stages
There is never a pre-event fever as infectious as the Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda's events industry. Yet not much is known of the actual components of the festival, it continues to evoke such hype among both attendants and those who watch from a distance.
Speaking during a phone interview, Derrick Debru, Nyege Nyege co-founder said that Nyege Nyege is a movement aimed at empowering the Ugandan creative sector, as well as boosting the country's reputation as a home for creativity.
"The festival has over the years contributed tremendously not only to the government but the locals too, in terms of creating employment before, during and after the event," Debru said.
The fun, as always, is unbridled. This year's won't be any different. And below are some of the things to expect on the different entertainment facets.
Nyege Nyege brings together artists in all forms, on five stages across the Nile in Jinja. This year will have 300 artists from across the globe performing for the audience. For the fifth edition of the festival the legendary 1970 popular teens band, The Cranes will be reuniting for a performance during the festival.
Unlike other editions where the music line up strictly entails of underground musicians, this year's edition will have Sheebah Karungi, the self-proclaimed swag mama and Pallaso.
A variety of music with genres including Kudros, Kwaito, Afro-house, hiplife, Tuarege, cosmic synths from Niger, Arab tech, Morrocan bass,Zouk bass, Soukous balani, funana and Swahili trap as well Tigrinian blues, organiser will be played across five stages.
For the past years, there were always dance artistes on one of the stages. Yet it always never stopped there as they'd be joined and challenged by dance artistes from the audience. They would battle on and on, in different genres. And now, the disco dance area is one of the most looked out for zones at the venue. Artistes like Moss Trix, Erik Sama, Eric Egesa, among other popular dance artistes from the Break Dance project Ugandans are always a common sight at the disco dance arena.
According to organiser, Derek Debru, Nyege Nyege promotes cultural diversity as all tribes attend the festival and also preserves heritage. Ugandan cultures are always represented through raw artistes handpicked from the different villages in regions across Uganda. It is always fascinating for many of the tourists, to see the cultural artistes make music out of everything.
The festival starts tomorrow Thursday 5th September and will take place till Sunday 9th September.