TALKING MUSIC! How (And Why) Uganda Band Music Has Evolved
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THERE ARE new stars of Uganda’s poly-rhythmic music genre mostly referred to as band. 

Afrigo Band Performing At Obligato in Kampala

Afrigo Band Performing At Obligato in Kampala


 

In Uganda, band is a convenient rather than descriptive term for the music, and it came up because the artistes generally performed (and still perform) with live instruments in a band format.

The structure of band however is a fusion of zouk (the basic layer), rumba (the chord progressions and horn section), and dancehall (the flavor), with a western/r&b vocal style.

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Qwela Band Doing The Traditional Kiganda Dance