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22nd - 24th SEPTEMBER 2017
KAMPALA
UGANDA

#BAYIMBA2016 Announce the second round of acts

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Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 16th 2016

Press Release 9/002:

BAYIMBA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS:

9th Edition

THE NINTH BAYIMBA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IS PRESENTED BY BAYIMBA CULTURAL FOUNDATION IN PARTHESHIP WITH STICHTING DOEN, HIVOS,DANISH CENTER FOR CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT (CKU), ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, INSTITUT FRANCAIS, GOETHE –ZENTRUM KAMPALA (UGCS), BELL LAGER, MOVIT, AND ZUKU TV.

  • Venue: Uganda National Cultural Centre
  • Date: 16th – 18th September 2016
  • Fee: 5,000 per day

#BAYIMBA2016
ANNOUNCES THE SECOND ROUND OF ACTS:

In this second round of acts for the 9th  BAYIMBA International Festival, we present 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.

Unveiling Bell Lager as a partner of the festival.

Bayimba also announces that Bell Lager has taken on the festival as a sponsor.

“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 Mark Mugisha, Head of Beer, Uganda Breweries Limited.

Bell Lager shares a rich heritage with the people of Uganda having been first brewed here in 1950 on the shores of L. Victoria.

“This beer is made to be part of joyous and celebratory occasions and there is no better occasion than what is now a renowned festival that has become an important benchmark for the consumption of Uganda’s finest arts. Bell Lager recognizes the efforts that have been made in the industry and this sponsorship is the first of a lot more  meaningful  engagements  for  the  brand  on  the  Ugandan  music  scene” Mugisha added.

Get the latest information updates from the rest of the spaces from our official communication  platforms:

Bayimba International festival tickets are exclusively on sale at all PayWay kiosk outlets/locations around Kampala City. Go to any  PayWay kiosk location, simply touch on the main Menu and select Bayimba (round artwork icon) tickets under other payments and follow prompts to pay.

Contact  PayWay through their WhatsApp line: +256 792 240 818 or toll free 0800 20 30 20 for more information.

Festival Partners: The 9th edition of the festival is delivered in partnership with Bell Lager, Stichting DOEN, CKU, Institute Francoise, Alliance Française, Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/UGCS, kulturen in bewegung, Austrian Government, Movit, Zuku TV, Uganda National Cultural Centre, Santuri Safari, PAYWAY and with support from our media partners NTV, Radio One, Akaboozi, Galaxy FM, Guide2Uganda, BigEye.UG, The Pearl Guide, and Xrated.co.ug.

For more information check out our  festival website,  Facebook page, playlist on SoundCloud, pictorials on  Flickr and follow us on  Twitter through #BAYIMBA2016 (LIVE during the festival) and/or contact Philip Masembe, Director Media and Marketing at  philip@bayimba.org or +256 792 010 198.

History:  The  Bayimba  International  Festival  of  the  Arts  forms  an  important benchmark for the consumption of Uganda’s finest arts. Every third week of September, Kampala comes alive as a vibrant and eventful city when an unparalleled feast of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts from renowned and upcoming artists are brought to Kampala. The Festival has developed into a major multi-arts platform with varied and qualitative programming, presenting exciting, innovative and creative ideas. It is eagerly awaited by local artists and local people alike while artists from abroad and visitors from far afield pour into Kampala to take advantage of the exciting artistic experience. The Festival has truly become a highlight  on Uganda’s social and cultural calendar and is also gradually developing into an important (East) African destination Festival, ensuring regional and international visitation and enhancing both national and international cultural tourism.

We thank our Partners and Sponsors that make #Bayimba2016 possible:

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