Using the platforms Facebook and YouTube on the eve of Uganda’s Independence Day (October 8th, 2020), the Baboon Forest Entertainment in partnership with Nsimbi is set to launch the 1st edition of the Uganda Yaffe Festival – online!
The arts and culture festival that will be celebrating Uganda’s Independence Day will premier online because of the COVID-19 restrictions, and its 1st edition will be a 90-minute free online show celebrating the cultures and people of Uganda.
The festival, according to insiders, will feature some of Uganda’s most prominent and celebrated world artists and personalities, and will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube on Oct 8th, starting at 9:30pm.
Performances will be from among others, GNL Zamba, as well as his duo Nsimbi with Miriam Tamar, from their residence in the USA. They’ll be joined by Ugandans from around the world, including Isaiah Katumwa (New York), Suzan Kerunen (Uganda), Kinobe (Washington DC), Nylah Abitimo-Jones (UK) and many others who will perform and share their stories of patriotism at home and abroad.
The show will feature a youth project presentation of the famous ‘Uganda Yaffe’ tune that became a social phenomenon, newly remixed by Baru and GNL to feature new generation artists like Fresh Kid, Tuarus, Prolific, Maxi, Joyie 7 Star and Kadabrah. The Uganda Yaffe audio remix was officially released on Friday 2nd October, 2020, kicking off the festivities.
“The Uganda Yaffe Festival and remix are an Independence Day gift from Baboon Forest Entertainment to highlight Uganda’s rich culture and diversity while bringing people together to celebrate what makes Uganda so unique. The Festival invites everyone; elders and youth, those at home and abroad, to gather once again like the ancestors did, this time around an online fireplace, to connect, share wisdom and celebrate with music.” One of the organisers told Campus Bee.
Baboon Forest Entertainment has been known for its memorable concerts and people centered social experiences that promote connection and growth especially among the youth. Evolving over the years, their mission, according to our sources, stays the same – to deliver impactful and exciting entertainment that bridges the gaps between generations.
“Even in these complicated times, nothing can stop the music! We want to make Uganda Yaffe an inclusive annual Festival where Ugandans from all over can come together safely to enjoy a well curated lineup of Ugandan creatives from home and abroad share our stories, music, and culture for the whole world to see and for the youth to emulate”, Our source further said.