This year’s festival will be celebrated under the theme “Culture for Sustainable Tourism” and the edition will be a new show as a performing cultural troupe from India will be coming in to entertain and experience Uganda’s cultural diversity.
As it is a norm of the Uganda National culture center (UNCC) to explore, discover and preserve Ugandan Art and Culture, the second Annual Arts and Cultural Festival slated for 1st-3rd November at the National Theatre will be a series of tales to tell.
This year's festival will be celebrated under the theme "Culture for Sustainable Tourism" and the edition will be a new show as a performing cultural troupe from India will be coming in to entertain and experience Uganda's cultural diversity.
The Indian troupe's participation at the festival was confirmed by Mr. Durga Dass the second secretary in charge of Media, Information and Culture High Commission of India Kampala during his visit at the Uganda National Cultural Centre.
The Indian community has been known for highly contributing to Uganda's business sector and this time around, Mr. Durga promised to support and promote both India's and Uganda's Art and Culture through cultural exchange programs, hosting Indian events at the National Theatre, film festivals, capacity building, and many others.
This year's festival is focused on showcasing and promoting Uganda's culture, creating opportunities for women and the youth and at the same time link culture to tourism for purposes of community development.
Since it is a culture for equal representation, UNCC management together with artistes like Suzan Kerunen, Dr. Micheal Muhumuza, Mutonyi and Okeng George have already selected representative groups from different regions within the country and they include Basoga Bakoberawa, Batwa Cultural Troupe, Alur Kingdom, Super Eagle and Tukole Namanyi Community Association
For the lovers of culture, the arts and culture fiesta will also see the official launch of the cultural museum. Robert Musiitwa, UNCC Public Relations Officer said the Cultural museum is to focus on promoting and popularising Uganda's vast culture to the rest of the world.
"Cultural museum is aimed at preserving, promoting and popularising the 65 ethnic groups found in Uganda. It will exhibit the tangible cultural and natural heritage of our country. It will, therefore, be a collection of artifacts and other symbols from all the 65 ethnic groups found in Uganda," he said.