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Ugandans shine in India

By Bayan Nalubwama

Added 6th January 2020 05:44 PM

The Tribal Dance Festival is a fair meant to bring together all tribal states and union territories of India to showcase their prominent and colorful tribal dances.

Ugandans shine in India

The Tribal Dance Festival is a fair meant to bring together all tribal states and union territories of India to showcase their prominent and colorful tribal dances.

In a bid to preserve and promote Uganda's diverse Culture to the world, the Ugandan government signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The entire agenda was about promoting both Indian and Ugandan culture within the two countries.

The agreement has seen Indian dance troupe's jet in the country with the recent being Manish R. Waghmare with MJ foundation that wowed Ugandan revelers at the 2019 Uganda National Cultural Centre festival.

In return, Uganda was recently represented by Mzizi assemble at India's National Tribal Dance Festival in India. The Tribal Dance Festival is a fair meant to bring together all tribal states and union territories of India to showcase their prominent and colorful tribal dances. The Mzizi team showcased both cultural equipment like the long fiddle and cultural dances like olunyegeAmagunjuRaraka raka among others.

Sam Okello the chairperson board of trustees at the Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC) also the team leader Mzizi assemble said that much as India is rich in tribes and has a diverse culture, Uganda's is one of a kind as the team left people yearning for more.

"We were the smallest group but after our fat show, we were recognised everywhere we went. People came to us for selfies and according to the Chief Minister, our show was the best and we are very proud of that." He said.

"Uganda actually has a lot of variety in cultural dances. There were other international countries but as an artist, I could tell that the movements are in a certain parameter. You could see the bakisimba (Kiganda Cultural dance) is totally different from the rakaraka (Akyoli cultural dance). These are two different things and I think that was one of the things that mesmerized people. Even Ministers came and joined us." He added.

Durga Dass the second Secretary in charge of Media, Information and cultural at High Commission of India said that one of Uganda and India's biggest agenda's is to promote  each other's culture

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