I am a Ugandan Roots folk pop/ world music artist and humanitarian. Ssali Hytham Muserebende a voice to the voiceless children grew up in an adventurous landscape of Bugerere in Uganda’s district of Kayunga on the shores of a mythical River Ssezibwa. Ssali has lived up to his childhood dream of becoming a world musician. As a child he started music by gathering and beating toys to create instrumentation for the folksongs blended with lullabies. His talent has grown having shared stages with some of the renowned artists and bands. With his passion for children, he runs the campaign HEAL THE PAIN OF AFRICAN CHILD Where he shares 30% from his music performances, workshops, CDs and DVD sales to the needy children under “Heal” The Pain of African Child Foundation in urban areas.
Has toured and performed on various platforms, Ssali follows a chain of African World Music artists recovering folk songs to flamboyant foreign and African fusion feel. He plays various African percussion drums, but well experienced with Achogo (thumb piano), a commonly played musical instrument in the Great Lakes region of Africa. His finely revamped vocal blended together with blistering melodies and catchy experimentation of thumb piano, tube fiddle, variation of African drums backed up by western keyboards, percussion and bass kicks, make Ssali’s performances groovy and vibrantly marking his musical legacy. His music is rooted in his ancestral Ganda culture.
Ba Afrique Sounds
Ba- Afrique it’s a Ugandan world music band formed 2008 by Muserebende Hytham Ssali with a group of multi talented musicians. After all the challenges I went through during 2007/2008 european tour organized by South London African Women Organization (SLAWO) and Uganda Aid Action Fund (UAAF) with the musicians I was forced to form a band to be on the safe side and being more composed therefore I teamed up with multi talented musicians and formed up Ba Afrique Sounds Band with the aim of promoting our culture through music internationally and save the African child. Although Ba Afrique Sounds is a music group it’s heavily inclined to improving the lives of deprived children and families through its campaign Heal the pain of African child in collaboration with other NGOs on different causes, A number of projects aiding orphaned children sick and needy families have been established.
All the band members commit their effort involved in unprivileged children charity activities and other forms of volunteer assistance to heal the pain of African children campaign. The group regularly involve charity shows to raise money for its humanitarian campaign for a better tomorrow.
Ba- Afrique Sounds has performed on 2017 Ziff ( Zanzibar International Film Festival ), Bayimba Music and Arts International Festival, Malahaba Swahili Music Festival, Native Travel Festival, Super Woman Gala, Laba Arts Festival, Pearl Rythm Festival, Mwinda Festival in Toronto Canada organized by Vision Africana 2013, Fete De la Musica organized by Alliance Francaise Kampala.