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Every year, as the sun casts a warm golden glow over the banks of the Nile, the heart of Uganda beats to the rhythm of the Nyege Nyege Festival. An extraordinary celebration that fuses the rich tapestry of contemporary and traditional African music, Nyege Nyege is a journey of sound, culture, and unity. With its eighth edition fast approaching, it promises to be a life-affirming experience like never before.

The African Tapestry: A Mosaic of Sounds

Nyege Nyege is a true feast for the senses, with a sonic landscape that spans the entire African continent and its diaspora. This year, prepare to be swept away by a diverse array of electronic music genres, from amapiano to gqom, singeli to gengetone. Artists from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Mali, Malawi, Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda, Algeria, South Sudan, Angola, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will come together, creating a harmonious cacophony of African electronic music.

Discovering the Masters: Traditional Ugandan Music

One of the festival’s unique traditions is its dedication to preserving traditional Ugandan music. Living masters from all corners of Uganda converge at the Nile’s edge to deliver performances that are truly one of a kind. This year, the festival welcomes a special group from the Comoros Islands, adding another layer to the musical tapestry.

DIY Music Culture

Nyege Nyege celebrates the spirit of do-it-yourself (DIY) music culture. Artists like Bebson de la Rue, the grandfather of DIY instruments from Kinshasa, will showcase their creations. These artists build their own synths and create unique sounds, forging a new path in the world of music.

Supporting Displaced Communities

A beautiful story of resilience unfolds with Kakuma Sound, a project initiated by Nyege Nyege in 2018. It aims to support displaced people in refugee camps by providing instruments and opportunities to preserve their cultural heritage. In a first-of-its-kind performance, the project will feature traditional Burundian drums, demonstrating the power of culture in the face of adversity.

A Global Flavor

While Nyege Nyege is rooted in Africa, it also welcomes a carefully selected group of non-African acts. Experimental hip-hop from Finland, underground sounds from Washington, D.C., and artists from France and Japan will add a global flavor to this already diverse gathering.

Beyond Music: A Sensory Overload

Nyege Nyege goes beyond music, diving headfirst into sensory overload. You’ll find a theater showcasing the best of African cinema, the Nyege East African Emporium featuring unique brands and creatives, tantalizing food courts, exhilarating rides, wellness activities, chill-out zones, and immersive VR experiences.

The Nyege Nyege Spirit

Nyege Nyege is more than a festival; it’s a way of life. It’s an invitation to celebrate African creativity, innovation, and unity. As the sun sets over the Nile and the music fills the air, you’ll experience the magic that brings people from across the globe to this enchanting corner of Uganda

Get Ready for the Nyege Nyege Festival

With early bird full festival passes available, there’s no reason to miss this musical extravaganza. Whether you plan to attend for three days or two, it’s a chance to immerse yourself in a world of music, culture, and community. For more information and tickets, visit

A Celebration of African Creativity

Nyege Nyege Festival is more than a musical journey; it’s a celebration of African creativity, unity, and resilience. Established in 2015, this festival has grown to become an internationally recognized platform that honors the continent’s rich cultural tapestry and its vibrant contributions to the world.

So, if you’re ready to dance, experience, and connect with the heart of Africa, Nyege Nyege awaits you.