Nyege Nyege is back in 2016 with an even more massive line-up. The event will take place on Friday September 2, 2016 at 12:30pm to Monday, September 5, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Nile Discovery Beach Jinja, Uganda. African regions such as the North, West, South and East African are all sending their underground music legends to come and represent the best of what contemporary African music has to offer: kuduros, kwaito, Afro house, hiplife, Tuareg rock, cosmic synths from Niger, Arab tech, Morrocan bass, zouk bass, soukous, balani, funana, and swahaili trap and Tigrinian blues to name some of the genres that will be represented by the founders and pioneers of each respective style.
Nyege nyege simply means the feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance. It takes its inspiration from the legendary World Festival of the Black Arts’ that took place in Dakar Senegal in 1966.
The event will be a three days of NON-STOP musical celebration on two stages with state of the art sound systems on the shores of the river Nile in a stunning location surrounded by over four acres of lush tropical forest. This will not only be about music but also expect some delicious afro-fusion cuisine, great drinks at local prices, ongoing film screenings, custom made afro-futuristic decorations and many more surprises to come along the way.
Uganda extends its invitation to the world where Nyege Nyege will showcase the connections between Africa and the rest of the world Afro Diaspora with Cumbia from South America, vodou jazz from Haiti and underground hip hop from America. Complementing the line-up will be some of the hottest producers and DJ’s from Europe whose work is in conversation with African sounds.
This will be a very interesting activity and venture for those who will be in Uganda and in Jinja in particular around that time. Shake off all your fatigue and hard day’s work by attending this great show!!!