Alliance Française’s Fête de la Musique will be held on Saturday night as a concert at National Theatre. The music festival, which started in France in 1982, shone a light on some of Uganda’s greatest yet little know musical talents in the world music and hip-hop genres, which all came together on one stage at the final show.
The concert started out with a young choir from École Française, then once the sun set, singer-instrumentalists Apio Moro and Haka Mukiiga took the stage. They were followed by Janzi Band’s Ssewa James and Giovani who presented an energetic mix of Ugandan traditional and world music styles that got the audience dancing along.
As we celebrate this year’s World Music Day, Fête de la Musique- Alliance Française de Kampala (AFK) is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated celebration on June 24, 2023, at the National Theater in Uganda.
In a Press Conference held on 21st Wednesday 2023 at Alliance Francaise de Kampala, It was observed that this annual event, which is recognized globally, brings together music enthusiasts and artists to celebrate the power and diversity of music. This year’s edition promises an electrifying lineup of renowned musicians, including Muthoni Drummer Queen and The Mith, who will headline the event.
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A lot of other artists and creatives are expected to perform on Saturday at the Uganda National Theatre and these will include; Otim Alpha and his Adungu players, accompanied by dancers from the city of Gulu, a superb live set by Izaya the composer, showcasing his eclectic blend of genres influenced by African musical instruments, rhythms, and soundscapes. They call unto the general public to come to celebrate World Music Day with them from cross cultures and all experiences are Free.