Sifa Kelele was founded in April 2011 upon the initiative of Mary Sebunya and some of her musical friends. Their musical journey was dedicated to creating positive developmental change through the vehicle of music and supporting other young and upcoming (mostly female) musicians. Over the years, the band has grown and is now composed of Kathryn Mirembe, Eva Sebunya, Mary Sebunya, Bridget Kitimbo, Pauline Mushengezi, Winniedredah Tukamuhebwa, Jackie Mubiru, Damali Kalanzi, Elaine Driciru and Allan Sema. Sifa Kelele plays a fusion of Ugandan rhythms and genres from all over the world. Their music carries a message of inspiration, unity, hope, and love.
During the past months Sifa Kelele went on to record their music at C19 Studios. On the 2nd of September, the first EP “Naalinya” was released. With this latest move, this female-oriented band is bound to make a difference to the Ugandan music scene. Revellers at the Bayimba International Festival are privileged to be able to witness the results of their latest musical efforts.