Afrigo Thrills Despite Low Turn Up As The ‘My Culture My Identity’ Festival Makes Debut

As other Ugandans were locked up in excitement ahead of the first Uganda Cranes match in the 2019 African Cup of Nations last Saturday the 22nd of June, culture lovers and well wishers spent their day at Uganda Museum where the inaugural ‘My Culture My Identity Festival’ organised by Culture World took place.

With an aim to ‘enrich the young people with knowledge about their culture’, this fest was expected to see revellers from different cultures come clad in their respective cultural attire to mix and mingle at a fun day out.

This was however not the case as the attendance wasn’t a good one although there is room for improving especially basing on the fact that this was the first edition.

However, despite all this, the festival went on and boasted of some activities which caught reveller’s attention like kwepena game and breathtaking children fashion showcase. Nkwanzi Troupe also did a good job by entertaining the revellers in different phases

Although it drizzled at some point, that didn’t scare away the few attendees who attended and among them was the Speaker of Buganda Kingdom Mr Patrick Luwaga Mugumbule who was the guest of honour, FDC’s Dr Kizza Besigye and Frank Gashumba.

At a few minutes to 8PM, the guests and revellers were entertained by amazing cultural performances from Basoga, Banyankore, Acholi, Bagisu and Bakiga before the main headliners Afrigo Band.

The veteran band took to stage at a few minutes past 9 PM, with a warm welcome from the crowd. With no waste of time, they kicked off their performance.

Band members Rachael Magoola and Joanitah Kawalya first performed some of their single songs before they sang other songs as a full band led by their lead singer Moses Matovu.

The were some cultural items like beads, calabashes, baskets and ebyanzi without forgetting traditional drinks like Tonto, Enturire, Omuramba, Obushera which some revellers were seen sipping on.

 Here are some of the photos .  

Afrigo Band performing

Afrigo Band’s Racheal Magoola performing some of the singles

Afrigo Band’s Joanitah Kawalya performing some of her singles

Miss Tuhimbise Lavania the organiser of the My Culture My Identity Festival

Some of the revellers arriving at the festival

The Festival organiser Miss Lavania giving her speech

Some of the revellers playing the kwepena game

Some of the traditional drinks like omuramba, enturire, tonto and obushera were on sale

Some of the Nkwanzi Troupe dancers entertaining the crowd

Some of the revellers

FDC’s retired Colonel Dr Kizza Besigye (right) posing for photos with the festival organiser Tuhimbise Lavania (2nd right) and their other revellers

Dj Andy Mix made sure no one was bored by playing some live Dj mixes

Some of the revellers posing for a selfie with Dr Kizza Besigye

Some of the revellers posing for Chano8’s camera






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