By Elisha Muloki
Modernity brings a variety of good things and a good life, but it often disconnects us from our history, culture and who we are.
Today, young people are using fun events to rediscover their heritage and experience contemporary culture first hand.
On July 31, the place to be was Hilltop Hotel in Naguru, Kampala at the fourth edition of the Iwacu Heza Fest.
This year’s theme was about celebrating the Bafumbira, Barundi and Banyarwanda contemporary culture.
The Sunday event was a showcase of Kinyarwanda language, culture, food and drinks, fashion and music and art.
On the big stage, King Derio, Slenda MC and Laika, among other Uganda-based artistes, performed.
Rwanda’s songbird Bwiza was the guest performer. She recently released a song titled Ready featuring John Blaq.
Apart from the singing artistes, the DJ lineup had Emmat, Slugface, Yela and Lenzo. Traditional performances were by the Ingyenzi Troupe. Other activities of the day included riddles in local dialect, Kwivuga and Inanga.
And proceeds from the event went towards supporting the Rotary Club of Mgahinga to empower young girls in Kisoro with reusable sanitary pads.