UP MAGAZINE Vol 7.07 Photography Issue - Page 11

events WHAT’S UP Nyege Nyege Festival Jinja, Uganda Sept 2nd-4th noun: nyege nyege 1. The feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance. Nyege Nyege is back this September 2nd - 4th with a massive musical line-up. Underground Music legends from the North, West, South and East Africa, are all converging in Uganda to showcase the best contemporary music in the continent. JD_FOB ADVERT_211X141MM_STP.pdf 1 28/07/16 Kuduros, Kwaito, Afro house, Hiplife, Tuareg Rock, Cosmic Synths from Niger, Arab Tech, Moroccan Bass, Zouk Bass, Soukous, Balani, Funana, and Swahili Trap and Tigrinian Blues to name 15:03some of the genres that will be represented by the founders and pioneers of each respective style. The event, which is in it’s second edition, has created hype all over the world thanks to its forward-looking cultural perspective, exceptional location by the River Nile in Jinja –The Nyege Nyege Festival will bring together more than 50 international acts. The festival site is surrounded by over four acres of lush green tropical forests and open spaces interlaced with surrealist concrete sculptures, hidden pathways and follies. Expect the same delicious afro-fusion cuisine great drinks at local prices (100 bob for a beer), ongoing film screenings, custom made afro-futuristic decorations and many more surprises to come along the way. #nnim16 #nyegenyege #respecttheurge Tickets are available from MOOKH and Ticket Sasa for the early bird price of Kes 3,000. www.upnairobi.com 11 August 2016