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ARTS: Cultural integration through art

East African biennale Kampala focuses on commonality Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Art has a universal language. That is why five East African countries can showcase as part of the East Africa Art Biennale currently running at AKA Gallery in Kamwokya, Kampala. The artworks, by different artists, from different …

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ARTS: Top five artists on the Kampala Art Scene

Top five artists on the Kampala Art Scene Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Samson Xenson Ssenkaaba: Xenson is a first class graduate of the School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University and his name is synonymous with colossal experimental artwork produced from both indigenous (barkcloth) and synthetic material. …

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ARTS: Big is big

Art Safari finally comes to Kampala Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The East Africa Art Biennale (EASTAFAB) is finally coming to Kampala. It’s happening in February under the theme, ‘Moving art across borders’. Biennales (Italian for `every other year’), are typically large international art exhibitions held in most cities around …

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When picking up art pieces is a bold move

At Ronex’s Memories and… exhibit Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | In Ronex Ahimbisimbwe’s ongoing exhibit, `Memories and…’, he picks some of his old works, spanning over 15 years, and reworks them into new art. The resulting large tapestries of collage, therefore, show familiar techniques and motifs that the audience easily …

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ARTS: Colours of Turkey

Makerere gallery features explorations of ancient culture through paintings Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Turkey has a rich cultural heritage. It is largely known as part of the cradle of civilization in Europe with recorded history stretching back over 15,000 years ago. It remains a dominant influence on contemporary European social, …

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`Dr. Bbosa’ Sam Bagenda

30 years of fun, greed, and lechery on stage Kampala, Uganda | AGNES NANTABA | `Dr Bbosa’ is a very familiar name among fans of local drama series in Uganda. He was a character played by Sam Bagenda in the then popular long-running local drama series `That’s Life Mwattu’ that started …

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Legendary fashion editor Keturah dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lydia Keturah Kamugasa, Vision Group’s fashion columnist and editor is dead. Kamugasa reportedly succumbed to a heart attack at IHK hospital Kampala after collapsing in office on Wednesday. She was a long time editor of New Vision’s magazine Bride and Groom, before taking charge …

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