Bayimba Festival, which recognizes the relevance of arts and culture in social and economic development as well as individual human development, is set to kick off on Friday, September 19 – September 21, 2014 at the National Theatre of Uganda.
With the forthcoming seventh Bayimba International Festival Of The Arts, it released the following statement:
‘The Bayimba International Festival of the Arts that is annually held in Kampala during the 3rd week of September is Uganda’s number one multi-arts festival. The festival has developed into an important benchmark for the consumption of Uganda’s finest arts, presenting Ugandans and visitors with a series of unparalleled feasts of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts from renowned and upcoming local and international artists.’
‘This year, we present the 7th edition of our festival and our audiences will fest on 80 productions, performances and presentations that will take place from Friday 19th till Sunday 21st September 2014 at the National Theatre in the city centre of Kampala, Uganda. Our multiple performance stages and well curated spaces have been designed to offer excitement and unique productions by artists from Uganda, East Africa and the rest of the world.’
There will be several performances from artists like Sandra from Jinja, Ras Alex with his reggae premier performance, Skin Tosh and Barbie Ajambo from Mbale, and Ruyonga, one of the current leading hip hop artists.
In addition to those, there will be Sarabi Band/Kenya, Chrispin/Rwanda, Nehoreka/Zimbabwe, Dr. Bone/South Africa, Ary Morais/Cape Verde and our own Jackie Senyonjo, Henry Tigan, Angela Kalule, Sifa Kelele, Zawuka Band, Haruna Mubiru and Madoxx Ssematimba among others.
The statement further says
‘For #Bayimba2014, the Santuri Safari DJs will work with Ugandan traditional musicians and sounds to fuse them with electronic sounds and present on the second stage every night at 22:30hrs. With the support of Goethe Zentrum/UGCS Kampala, the Santuri Safari DJs will also work together German musician Jonas Hummel on a collaboration ‘My Radio, My Voice’, a concept that seeks to make music and instruments from old electronic devices.’
There will also be several activities like Fashion dome, animation workshop, pop-up studio, vocal training workshop, Yoga class for beginners and silent disco among others.
You definitely can’t afford to miss.