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Your Music Your Voice – Concert at Design Hub Kampala
4th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm| 5K
#YourMusicYourVoice will present to you musicians from across Africa and the diaspora whose music is all about social justice. Among others, Uganda is represented by our own Ghetto President turned MP Bobi Wine.
MEGALOH feat. Ghanaian Stallion
Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi AKA H.E. Bobi Wine
Kane Limam Monza
Sylvester and Abramz
Nash Mc Zuzu
#YourMusicYourVoice is a project to create a platform for Pan-African dialogue between socially active artistes to discuss their role in using music and fame to raise awareness of social issues. Hon. Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine will represent Uganda as a politically vocal artiste and newly elected MP, bringing that point of view to the discussion.
On the 3rd of October, at a public symposium at the Uganda National Museum, participants will also discuss the role of social media in respect to socially conscious music and freedom of expression. The artistes will also engage with festival organizers and other stakeholders in their industries to discuss the different roles in supporting socially conscious music, creating platforms for self-empowerment, and critically analyzing the space they operate in – including funding structures, censorship and self-censorship.
Behind the scenes, artists will also gather at Firebase Studio to record a collaboration together that will be published on www.musicinafrica.net.
About MEGALOH :
For years, Megaloh has been a stand-out phenomenon in German hip hop. He’s your favourite rappers’ favourite rapper, blessed with a unique gift for flows, melodies and imagery. Above all, however, he’s a storyteller who recounts his personal ups and downs with an unfamiliar candour and with the natural authority of an MC who’s “genuine” in every way. Megaloh knows not only how to use his voice and language, he knows what he’s talking about. Every word he raps has meaning far above and beyond the autobiographical level.
Under the auspices of the Goethe-Institut, Megaloh and Ghanaian Stallion will be bringing this music to five African cities in October 2017: Kampala (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), Harare (Zimbabwe), Nairobi (Kenya) and Kinshasa (Congo). At a time in which African beats rule the whole pop music world and are breaking down one border after another, it’s all coming full circle for them personally, too. Their tour represents the culmination of a long search for answers as well as a vibrant expression of a newfound Afropean identity. Music that is extremely personal and yet global, in step with the times. With no finger-pointing, no compromises, no ifs or buts. But with plenty of larger-than-life swag.
Goethe-Zentrum Kampala (Bukoto Street)
Que Pasa Kampala (Kisementi)
Design Hub Kampala (5th Street, Industrial Area)