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Matia Kakumirizi

Matia Kakumirizi

This year’s Bayimba International Festival will again feature, in line with a tradition that started back in 2012, seasoned Kadongo Kamu musicians. Matia Kakumirizi, Hadijah Namale and Misuseera Ssegamwenge will grace this year’s stage.
Matia Kakumirizi started singing in a convent with father Mugambe in Mulajje Parish in 1966. He sings in Luganda and Kirwahdi. He also learnt to play the guitar and xylophone. His first recording followed in 1971 in Polygram Studios in Nairobi. Matia is now 70 years old, lives in Kampala and stills plays the guitar he has had since 1972.

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