Bayimba Festival marks 10 years

By Denis Dibele

Saturday saw Percussion Discussion take over the main stage

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The 10th anniversary of Bayimba International Festival of the Arts started to a gentle turn out on Friday at the National Theatre.

 scene from the play he veiled truth hoto by enis ibeleA scene from the play ‘The veiled truth' Photo by Denis Dibele
hance alubega and an audience member dance hoto by enis ibeleChance Nalubega and an audience member dance. Photo by Denis Dibele

 ariam dagire performs hoto by enis ibeleMariam Ndagire performs. Photo by Denis Dibele

Performances from Mariam Ndagire, Maddox Ssematimba, Haka Mukiga, Abdul Mulaasi, Cindy Sanyu and Zimbabwean Berita Khumalo lit up the opening day of the three day event.

Saturday saw Percussion Discussion take over the main stage while Lily Kadima entertained revellers.

 dwin ukalazi performed ip op comedy hoto by enis ibeleEdwin Mukalazi performed Hip Hop comedy. Photo by Denis Dibele

 ily adima was one of the highlights of the night hoto by enis ibeleLily Kadima was one of the highlights of the night. Photo by Denis Dibele

 aurice irya strums the guitar during his performance hoto by enis ibeleMaurice Kirya strums the guitar during his performance. Photo by Denis Dibele

Tujaali Performers executed a few traditional gigs while Apio Moro took to the stage to serenade the crowd.

Sylvester and Abramz performed rap numbers while those in the auditorium got a taste of Edwin Mukalazi's Hip Hop comedy.


 ap duo ylvester  bramz on stage hoto by enis ibeleRap duo Sylvester & Abramz on stage. Photo by Denis Dibele

Chance Nalubega was also on hand to entertain while there was a play about ‘Facing the Climate', and silent disco before Maurice Kirya hit the stage to perform.

 couple dances to silent disco hoto by enis ibeleA couple dances to silent disco. Photo by Denis Dibele