By Simon Peter Tumwine
The Kadodi Karnival has been launched today, May 8, at the Uganda Museum.
Kadodi Karnival is the first Gishu cultural festival in Kampala.
The Bagishu people are known to be fearless when it comes to imbalu (circumcision) ceremonies that are held in August and December every two years.
What some may not know is how they get sensual during the Kadodi dance.
During a press conference held at the Vision Group head offices in Kampala on April 26, Maggie Kisaale from Kimaru Foundation, the organisers of the Kadodi Karnival, said they would exhibit Gishu traditional practices, including their cuisine, drinks, folk songs and dances, including Kadodi.
Gates opened at 10:00am. Entrance is sh10,000. Only children that are below the age of five years are allowed to enter for free.
The turnout was briefly affected by the afternoon downpour that interrupted the dances.