Festivals in Uganda have been things usually reserved for Kampala from Bayimba, Laba to Pearl Rhythm, such celebrations of art and culture have barely left the city precincts.
It is what makes the upcoming Milege World Music festival at Entebbe Botanical gardens, a must-attend. Taking place for the second time, the festival is a non-profit initiative whose main objective is to promote and grow the appreciation of cultural music in Uganda.
The event had its inaugural showcases last year on November 30, at The Lake Victoria Serena Resort. This year the Municipal Council of Entebbe will host the event, courtesy of the mayor.
This year, the event will run for two days, starting on Saturday, well into Sunday. However, unlike regular festivals where people enjoy and thereafter leave, Milege is allowing world music lovers to stay and camp until the next day – another festival first.
With a host of local traditional performers such as Annette Nandujja and the Planets, Bolton Sserunjogi, Higenyi Troupe, Afro Simba band and the Undercover Brothers, among others, the festival is likely to set the bar high. Tickets for the festival will go for Shs 10,000 and Shs 20,000 for those that will be camping.
It is a great time for music lovers to camp, dine and dance away into the new week.
Source : The Observer