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ARTS: Artists as activists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bruno Ruganzu explains the magnetism of artivism Bruno Ruganzu has recently been shortlisted among the four finalists for Artivism in Residence artists by MS TCDC in Arusha, Tanzania for using art for social justice in Africa. The Independent’s Dominic Muwanguzi spoke to him. Below …

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ARTS: Speaking vernacular for modern artists

Contradictions in decolonising art training in Africa Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Formal western art training in the East African region started with Mrs. Margaret Trowell, a Christian missionary, who first lived in Kenya and later Uganda. It is in Uganda during early 1937 that Trowell established her first art …

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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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Kampala’s chaotic landscape through the eyes of artists

Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Kampala the capital of Uganda is a city synonymous with ever mushrooming enterprises and growing population. This duo surge has had consequences, including a haphazard landscape and scenery. In the eyes of artists like George Kyeyune, Ismael Kateregga and Clifford Kibuuka, the chaotic scenes and …

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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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