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Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture, the Vatican Museums have said. By combining innovative digital technology and special LED lamps which aimed to …

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Big dreams for Bayimba

Can the international festival push more creativity into Kampala? For cities, especially those aspiring for global recognition, to thrive in the 21st century; they need a culture of creativity – the capacity to think afresh. The creative city is a city that has a brand and reflects a personality. This attitude …

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Talking Omweso

Leading Ugandan sculptor tackles the male chauvinism of an ancient board game “Why would anyone ask me why I chose to present omweso? It is simply part of our material cultural heritage!” That is how passionately Dr. Rose Namubiru Kirumira feels about the subject of her current exhibition of sculptural …

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VIDEO: Imbalu festivities embrace modernity

NBS: The change in the health and social economic dynamics has forced cultural leaders in Bugisu to make some drastic adjustments in the conduct of their cultural practice of Imbalu (circumcision) for sustainability. Elders are now proposing the incorporation of health and social – economic development aspects in the cultural …

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Art of Propaganda

By Nathan Kiwere Following the social and political mayhem that was engendered by the botched 2007 general elections in neighbouring Kenya, politicians and the public went into an unprecedented frenzy, outshouting each other to prove culpability in what turned out to be a national festival of hooliganism. As they say, …

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