In this second round of acts for the 9th BAYIMBA International Festival has announced that Bell Lager has taken on the festival as a sponsor.
Bayimba of the arts has grown from humble beginnings to provide a platform for the arts and culture to shine.
In a manifestation of how much the arts in Uganda have grown, the festival was a celebration of everything from photography, theatre, film, music to poetry and fashion.
This year brings more than 700 artistes from more than 14 countries, with up to 120 performances around the theatre space.
“As an authentic Ugandan brand, we are happy to be partnering with an event such as this one that celebrates and recognizes authentic Ugandan talent. It is our pleasure to enable this great musical experience that will allow people to live and enjoy every moment,” said Roy Tumwizere, National Promotions Manager, Uganda Breweries Limited.
Uganda’s biggest arts and music festival also presented the activities for the three day on:
Second Stage: Located in the theatre upper garden, the space is formerly known for hosting majorly the hip-hop genres, and to look a little different, we’ve diversified the line up of acts that will present at this particular space including; Mbale’s current top hip-hop duo and Sharon Sento and Byg Ben, Hoppy Benny from Gulu, while the Blood Brother’s band will return to do a solo showcase after playing for reggae star Maddox’ set at the 2014/15 Festival, from Germany, we have DJ Wurzelholz, Femme Electronic alongside Ugandan reggae sensation Mighty Son, Jamaica born Anthony Jermaine and the Mataali Group from .
Auditorium: The auditorium will host theatrical groups that include: – Mandragora Circo from Argentina, Zimbabwe’s Lamentations @ 12 and Uganda’s Pride Performers. Other acts announced are; Ugandan Kadongo Kamu maestros Willy Mukabya, Kazibwe Kappo and Fred Ssebbale, a dance piece by dancer and choreographer Faisal Ddamba, along with Vizuri Dance Company, Kanaan Gents and a comedy showcase by the Punchliners. Courtesy of Amakula Kampala Film Festival, a couple of African films will be presented.
Dance Floor: After 8 years of showcasing Fashion at the open space during the Bayimba Festival, at this edition of the – it will be presented as the main voice of this particular space, with a proper catwalk and sitting under Uganda’s fashion mogul Ras Kasozi in a theme dubbed SEED fashion show, Kasozi will be joined by yet another fashion ace Buyi Phil who will be unveiling his Kkolo collection, not forgetting popular highlight activity “Silent Disco” at an extra 5,000 UGX.