Tebere Arts Foundation- Online Scenography Workshop with Frieda Schneider

The workshop on scenography was one of the Tebere Arts Foundation’s series of mentorship activities for the 2021/22 emerging artists cohort. The facilitator was Frieda Schieder, a renowned scenographer from Germany but who has worked across Europe as well as in Cairo, Egypt. The objective of the workshop was to build capacity for the emerging…

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Skillz East Africa Final Dance Battles at Ndere Center

On Saturday, October 23rd 2021, Skillz East Africa (SEA)’s annual breaking Championships, dubbed as “The return of champions” featured top seeded breakers (Adults, youths and kids) from across the regions who once again stepped on the dance floor and competed for the prestigious breaking titles at the Joy Arena at the Ndere Cultural Centre. A…

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East African Soul Train (EAST) – Lost and Found Residency

The fourth edition of East African Soul Train (EAST), founded by Poppy Spowage and Geraldine Hepp, – a pop-up residency centred around a journey on Tanzania’s historic railway – took place in August/ September 2021 as a hybrid residency and research programme engaging 13 artists from across Africa, India and Europe working in different disciplines…

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GZK Dance Call – What’s your global Shout-out 2020?

In November 2020, we organized an online dance project connecting Germany and Uganda. The Dance Call took place in cooperation with the German Embassy Kampala, addressing German and Ugandan urban dancers to come up with a catchy video of 1 minute presenting their global shout-out for 2020. Until 9th November dancers had time to submit…

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Urban Music Rebels – Sauti za Busara Festival & LP production – 2020

The Urban Music Rebels’ journey continued in 2020 and reunited the musicians at the Sauti za Busara Festival in Zanzibar from February 13 – 17. The regional project is a cooperation between the Goethe-Instituts Rwanda, Tanzania, (since 2020 also) Kenya and the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala. The Urban Music Rebels collective was founded in 2019 to reflect…

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Urban Music Rebels – ONGALA Festival – 2019

In August, the first workshop of the regional project ‘‘Urban Music Rebels’’ took place in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. The idea for this project emerged after noticing a continuously growing trend to connect traditional instruments and local singing with modern beats and production techniques of the electronic music scene. The Goethe-Institutes in Tanzania and Rwanda are organizing…

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30 Years UGCS – Past, Present, Future

On November 22nd, 2019 the Ugandan German Cultural Society (UGCS) celebrates its 30-years anniversary with a full programme honoring 30 years of engagement and cooperation. The journey of UGCS hast started in 1989, until it officially became Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/ UGCS in 2008. It works as a platform for intercultural exchange and promotes the German language…

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Mirembe Rhythm

On October 12th, 2018 Goethe-Zentrum Kampala UGCS hosted the kick-off party of the three-day event series #MirembeRhythm featuring an exciting mix of talented DJs and MCs from Uganda, Germany, DRC and Kenya shared the finest electronic beats and rhythms out there. In the face of persistent gender inequality challenges #MirembeRhythm did not only represent peace and intercultural exchange but…

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Tropical Fish with Rehema Nanfuka

What does one lose in exchange for “bubble baths and a gin-and-tonic life”? On the 9th of August, Rehema Nanfuka returned to the fully booked Goethe-Zentrum rooftop to perform the stage adaptation of Doreen Baingana’s award-winning short story, Tropical Fish. The play about a young campus girl’s affair with an older white businessman in Kampala started off as…

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Music & Digital Technologies: Music Production and Recording Workshop

The impact of technology on the creation and the spread of music in and out of Africa has been recognized and well documented, yet the tools it encompasses are not always used to their full potential. The workshop Music & Digital Technologies: Music Production and Recording was therefore focussing on the possibility of using machines…

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