Pearl Rhythm festival, the annual event that celebrates the finest of Uganda’s authentic artistic products was held on Saturday, 24th October, 2015 at the National Theatre grounds.
Ushers selling the famous Uganda Waragi cocktails
Since its inception in 2012, the festival has given Ugandan artists the platform to shine and connect with their audiences.
The festival fulfilled its mission of making grass root and contemporary arts accessible with multi-disciplinary performances, interactive discussions and exhibitions.
Michael Kitanda performs at the event
The event featured artists such as Haka Mukiga, Anne Nassanga (alias Afrie), Saava Karim, Sammy Kasule, Afrigo Band, Joe Kahirimbanyi (Qwela) and Michael Kitanda, to mention but a few. The music was live and enjoyed in its raw form by revelers. Susan Kerunen, the organizer and host of the event served as the emcee, introducing the various acts. [adrotate banner=”3″]
Susan Kerunen explained the rationale behind the festival saying, “The Pearl Rhythm festival gives world music and authentic Ugandan artists a platform to perform, connect with each other and create future music projects with the aim of promoting collaborative working across the whole creative industry in Uganda”.
The event was sponsored by Uganda Waragi
The festival was sponsored by Uganda Waragi, the Spirit of Uganda which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Guys having fun at the event
Speaking on the significance of this partnership, Rhona Namanya, Brand Manager-Uganda Waragi said, “The Pearl Rhythm festival is a celebration of Ugandan arts particularly music and creativity.
Some of the people having great time during the event
Uganda Waragi, that has been fondly named the Spirit of Uganda, is celebrating all things that are unique to the Pearl of Africa and the true Ugandan spirit and is honored to support and further the talent of Uganda’s leading world music and alternative artists”.
J.Wonder excites the crowd with his rap
The festival has featured Uganda’s leading world music and alternative artists before like Suzan Kerunen, Myko Ouma, Kaz Kasozi, Most Wanted Band, Jamila Nasanga, Sempeke Bisaso, Hakim Kiwanuka, Jovan Kiyinji, Kinobe Herbert, Harry Lwanga, Jamal, Qwela, Joel Sebunjo, The Magic Horns, Jackie Chandiru, Ceasar Kajura and the city blend band, The Undercover Brothers, Arpeggio, Charles Obina, Raymod Parwot and Watmon Troupe.