Nyege Nyege festival 2019 gave many Ugandan and East African artistes an international spotlight and as a result, Nyege Nyege Tapes Label is now going on a winter music tour with not less than 15 East African artistes.
Amongst the activities they will be doing is the European premier of the Nakibembe Embaire Troupe from Busoga who will play at the prestigious CTM Festival in Germany with a giant traditional xylophone played by 6 members. They will also perform alongside Indonesian outfit Gabber Moddus Operandi who are currently working on a show with the Nakibembe at the Nyege Nyege Studios in Bunga.
The tour will also be the premier of rapper MC Yallah, one of the pioneers of female Hip Hop in Uganda. She also recently released an album at Nyege Nyege Tapes and has received international accolades for the best albums of the year. She will also perform at CTM and then go on a 20-show-tour in 13 different countries in Europe.
The tour will also see some upcoming Kampala Djs gain international interest like Dj Catu Diosis whom everyone remembers for a blasting main stage show at Nyege Nyege 2019 with her dancers. She will also play at Footprints Festival in the Netherlands before embarking on a UK tour.
The tour will also mark the European premier of Brian Bamanya also known as Afrorack, who is the first African to build his own synthesizer, he will play in Paris and Berlin.
On the 24th of January, Paris hosted the first Nyege Nyege night, It was an evening dedicated to talents from East Africa under the banner of Nyege Nyege. It featured Afrorack, Mc Yallah, Dj Hibotep and latest Nyege roster addition Dj Diaki.
As an artist development incubator based in Kampala, the mission of Nyege Nyege is to support emerging musicians that have what it takes to take their careers to the global stage. Thanks to the success of its record label (Nyege Nyege Tapes) and the festival, Nyege Nyege which is now globally recognized for the quality of its music and it has shone light on Uganda and East Africa’s arts and culture sector.