All set for Bayimba International Festival

04:58 by Kaggwa Andrew

Bayimba International Festival of the Arts has successively managed to position itself as Uganda’s top multi-discipline art event.
With such crafts like theater, music, dance, visual art, poetry to animation, it’s correct to put it that the show turns its venue, the National Theater into a boiling pot of creativity.
Tomorrow, the three day annual event will once again be upon us celebrating the both local and international crafts.
Being the eight edition, the organisers are looking at inviting more people to the party and thus, they have made an exciting line up that tends to cater for the millennials that are ardent followers of pop culture and as well as the art enthusiasts mostly interested in the power of organic instruments like drums, bow harps and koras.
That’s why this edition has the performances like the sassy Sheebah Karungi, the sober Maddox Ssematimba to the pumped up Radio and Weasel.
Opening tomorrow, the show will open earlier than the past editions have been, this time round performances will kick off at mid-day, as opposed to 5pm that people have been used to. However, the real party will begin at 6pm when legendary reggae artiste Maddox takes on the stage.
Last year, Maddox is remembered to have shut down the festival with a mind blowing live session of more than twenty of his crowd pleasers, as an opener this time round, he’s expected to set the mood of what is expected to be a wonderful three days.
Elsewhere, the festival brings back the Kyoto story telling corner, the garden stage which will feature artists like Kenneth Mugabi, Don MC, MC Yalla and Appolo Kagimu among others.
The festival has developed into a benchmark for the consumption of the finest arts, presenting Ugandans and visitors with a series of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts from renowned and upcom¬ing local and international artists.
The 8th edition of the festival is supported by principal partners DOEN Foundation, HIVOS, the Danish Council for Culture and Development (CKU) alongside Zuku TV and Africell Telecom among others.


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