By Hussein Kiganda
Afro-soul musician Kenneth Mugabi, popularly known for his powerful soft lyrics in “Naki” is tipped to headline the Sold My Culture dance show that will be held at the National Theatre on October 21 and 22, 2022.
Themed “lost identity”, Sold my culture will feature Andereya Baguma, KingZ dance crew, a dance Intern from Makerere, Clay dance company, and Slum Creative Hub.
During the show, every musician will showcase their act in their songs as there will be a wide range of music – world music, traditional Instruments, and urban fusion.
The organizer told the Kampala Sun that the show is inspired by a rumour that the National Theatre would be sold to a private owner.
“Following a rumour that the Uganda National Cultural Center (National Theatre) was intended to be sold off to a private owner, I battled with so much disappointment and worry about losing a place I have called home. The National Theatre has nurtured and mentored me into an exceptional dancer and to see that it would be no more, was one thing that constantly triggered me into questioning my cultural life span,” he said.
Sold My Culture( Lost Identity ) is a riched endored dance piece that calls Ugandans to revisit and appreciate our Ugandan cultural norms, and fashion ethics and to highlight colonialism in the modern day.
It’s a creation aimed at raising awareness about being self make, self-discovery, and exceptional abilities; calling individuals and natives of a treasury -Uganda. The piece exhibits how and what Ugandan leaders and advocates have done to preserve what is left of our African traditional culture, amidst the overwhelming changes birthed by the so-called civilized world.