Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja

Arlen writes:

I an one of the organizers of the Nyege Nyege Festival, which takes place at the Nile Discovery Beach Resort in Jinja, in 10 acres of lush forest on the river Nile across 4 stages for 4 days non-stop. Over 300 musicians congregate from all over the world over the course of the festival, and there is a special stage just for traditional musicians.

We have attached below a number of links about the festival. It was voted amongst the 30 best new festivals in the world by FEST300, the San Francisco based industry standard Festival rating and review site, and amongst the few in Africa on their best 300 festivals of the world list.

It has made it on many other prestigious reviews such as Resident Advisor 10 best festivals of September and was listed amongst the 12 Coolest Summer festivals by UK based travel magazine Wanderlust Magazine. The last edition was reviewed by the UK’s Independent newspaper. The link to the article can be found here.

The festival is linked to our wider project of our artist residencies and music label that releases Uganda outsider music. The label was recently voted second the best label of 2017 worldwide by US media and entertainment magazine FACT.

An article can be found that comprehensively covers the festival and our wider music related projects below.

The dates for the 2018 edition are September 6-9.


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