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Duhuze fest returns next month

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By Hussein Kiganda

Duhuze Fest, a festival aimed at celebrating the Bafumbira heritage is tipped to return for its second edition on September 3, 2022, at Central Perk in Bukoto, under the theme “Vibe Meets Heritage”.

Speaking to The Kampala Sun, Christopher Hakizimana, one of the organizers of the fest, said there was a need for the Bafumbira to celebrate their long history, culture, and norms in a millennial may. 

The Bafumbira community during the previous edition of the Duhuze fest. Photo by Hussein Kiganda

“Different cultures have held their festivities around Kampala and it has been great. We however thought of celebrating our heritage too but focusing mainly on the youth. This is also aimed at binding us together as youth to celebrate different cultures,” he said.

The last edition of Duhuze Fest was held on April 16, 2022, at Central Perk where bafumbira, banyakigezi, and all their friends went for a meet(meat) and greet experience where various games and several events were witnessed.

Revellers at the previous edition of the Duhuze festival. Photo by Hussein Kiganda.

According to Hakizimana, the second edition will feature surprise artists and games to look forward to.

The Bafumbira are a Bantu-speaking people from Kisoro District in South Western Uganda. They have a historical connection with the Bahutu and Batutsi from Rwanda and Burundi. Their language therefore significantly resembles Kinyarwanda and Kirundi.

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