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Perfume Concert PR4 Fete de la Musique

Kampala’s lovers or classical and jazz music gathered at Sheraton Hotel for Fête de la Musique’s Sentire perfume concert on the evening of World Music Day, June 21st. The classical music audience – which was mixed with notably more internationals than Ugandans in attendance – was treated to free wine …

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Three women in art: Works show pain and ecstasy

Three women in art: Their works show pain and ecstasy Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI |  Since the traditional era, women have played a central role in art in Africa; mainly infusing artistic attributes to utilitarian objects they create. The basket weaving and beading practiced by ethnic Hima and Tutsi affirm this …

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Kigali hosts protest music exhibition

Great Black Music exhibition documents the protest history of black music Kigali, Rwanda| JOSEPH ONDIEK| Black music played a large part in bringing freedom, not only in the United States from slavery and civil rights movement but also in Africa and the Caribbean. It raised the consciousness of those suffering from different …

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Fête de la Musique in full gear in Uganda

Alliance Française opened their week-long music festival Fête de la Musique on Sunday June 18 at QuePasa in Kampala, drawing a large and lively crowd. The line up of artists included lesser known but highly talented Uganda singers, poets and instrumentalists including Body of Brian, Wake the Poet, Apio Moro …

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Fête de la Musique comes to Uganda June 18-24

The World Music Week (Fête de la Musique) that started in France in 1982,  comes to Uganda again this week. This year the Alliance Française Kampala in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Uganda, the Sheraton Hotel Kampala, the Ecole Française les Grands Lacs, the Pearl Rhythm Foundation, Que …

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Black face white mask

Rukundo’s goes under the skin of colour perceptions Skin bleaching treatments are a global phenomenon. They are common in the Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, South America, and several African countries including Rwanda. Rwanda visual artist Baptiste Rukundo is among those who see a dark side to using lightening products. This …

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