By Ivan Kabuye
Alliance Française didn’t have to wait for the full reopening of the economy to put on an arts, culture and entertainment show. Its Akatuuti showcase took place on Saturday, almost 10 days ahead of the official lifting of the hard lockdown on the arts that has been on since March 2020.
And the venue was nothing fancy. Just the basement at the French language and cultural centre on Bukoto Street in Kampala.
Akatuuti aims to provide a platform for emerging creators in Uganda to develop their skills and visibility.
The latest edition was all about music, poetry, painting and contemporary dance, much like past editions.
With FreshLane at the helm of directing the show, Nilotika Cultural Ensemble enchanted with their rootsy offering, Street Dance Force lit up the stage with imaginative dance choreography, while DJ E-Sir was his explosive self on the decks.
Those that still wanted some more stayed around for a French language movie. After all, that was the week curfew had been lifted not for just parents taking kids back to school, but everyone else pretty much took advantage of not being home at dusk.