By Joy Lydia Apolot.
After Uganda being voted best destination in Africa and number 4 in the world,Today the sheer solutions together with the Uganda tourism association have launched the first ever Uganda International Music and Cultural Week, a project that is aimed at helping the masses appreciate our diverse culture through food, music, dance, poetry and choral.
The event has been proposed to take place over a period of 7 days that is from 29th October 4th November 2017 riding on the theme Exploring and celebrating Ugandans cultural diversity”. Prior to the event will run a series of activities that include visiting 13 tourism clusters within which different districts with be involved in music,dance and drama competitions were the winners will have take part in the main showcases within the festival week in Kampala come October.
On closure of the event, there will be performances by Trevor Noah,a celebrated international comedian who has currently been “breaking the internet” with his rib breaking comedy clips and memes. He also hosts to the daily show that airs in America. He will be headlining the comedy festival on Friday November 3.
The legendary Chaka Demus and Pliers will then headline the international music festival on November 4 2017.
“We intend to take advantage of the massive media following of these artists to create awareness of Ugandans amazing tourist attractions like kidepo national park,Murchison falls, The source of the Nile and Bwindi impenetrable forest as the selected few areas that the artists will visit and share on their various social media platforms”, Comedian Patrick Idringi Salvado the director sheer solutions Africa, disclosed.
Part of the proceeds will go to Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary in an effort to conserve the chimpanzees in Uganda that are facing extinction threats.
Here are some amateur images of the Press conference;