Raw, crazy, free, unexpected, spontaneous and even salacious. All words that describe Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda a festival gem, hidden in de banks of the Nile river. The name, Nyege Nyege, is a translation from Lugandan (the language of the Kampala region in Uganda) and means: “the irresistible urge to dance” – and that’s what this festival is all about: the irresistible groove of African music.
The experience – by our very own Guy Janssens, who visited the festival with his beautiful girlfriend last year:
Nile Discovery Beach is a 2-hour drive from Kampala, where I was living last year when I went to Nyege Nyege. The setting is amazing. Nothing like any festival I’ve seen back in the Netherlands: so lush and green, right on the banks of the longest and most historic river of Africa. No constructions put in place for the festival, or endless Dixies or fake sand to dance shoeless in. Just pure jungle fever!
Ready for this year?
Looking back at why the founders first set up Nyege Nyege two years ago, I can only say they more than succeed. They grasped the multitude that African creativity entails – presenting a young inspiring generation the platform they deserve. Don’t miss this.