Uganda’s Queen of Afrosoul: An Interview with Music Star Lilian Mbabazi_english/german
Lilian Mbabazi is a Ugandan artiste of Rwandan descent best remembered for her time in the girl group Blu*3. Now a fully fledged solo artiste, with a new EP out, she recently sat down with Culture Africa Founder, Hans Hofele, with additional questions from Staff Writer, Lorna Likiza, for an interview on her music, style and future plans.
Music of East Africa 1: Lilian Mbabazi_New EP from the Ugandan Pop Star_engl//ger
In paying tribute to the hard but often overlooked work of East African artistes from the early 2000s in Dem Days, Lilian inevitably reminds us how long she has been in the industry and how much talent we have in the region. As a huge fan, I am looking forward to the music videos to these songs, hoping they are in the works, and possibly, a whole album from the artiste in the near future.
Ugandas First Woman – Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi at the African Book Festival – Interview ger/engl
What happens to a book when you address Africa as a readership? Africans should write the way they want to write. In Africa, we were brought up as if we were Europeans too. So when Europeans write, they don't think about Africans and whether we understand them. But when we write as Africans, we think about whether they will understand the way we write." If we Europeans think that we can read and understand Shakespeare, why was it not possible for the Germans, the English to read and understand how I write for Africans....
DJ Kampire from Uganda – Girls, don’t be afraid!_ger/engl
She DJs halfway around the world and is a role model in her native Uganda. Dj Kampire, aka Kampire Bahana from the capital Kampala. She has been DJing, mixing and remixing her own tunes for over six years. She is not only successful in Uganda. But there she has mastered the difficult leap from hobby to professional DJ. It all started at the Nyege Nyege Music Festival in Kampala, which is well-known in Africa. There she was a co-founder and is now part of the collective. The Nyege Nyege Festival has made a name for itself worldwide, and even in the West it is considered an insider tip to hang out there. But visitors from there are still the…