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Pearl Rhythm Festival Returns to Kampala

The Pearl Rhythm Festival is back this year for its 6th  edition. The festival as always will feature some of Uganda’s most prominent world music artists come Saturday 27th October, 2018 at the Uganda National Cultural Centre-National Theatre from 11:00am to Midnight at 20,000 UGX. As usual the Pearl Rhythm Stage Coach selected (3) young and fresh artists to join the Pearl Rhythm Festival team. The new 2108 Talents are Sandra K, Andereya Baguma and Amaru.

The selected artists always go through a two month mentorship exercise including studio production for The Pearl Rhythm Compilation CD and rehearsals aimed at preparing them for their first Pearl Rhythm Festival performance in October every year. This year the fresh artists will perform alongside Sammy Kasule and Ziwuuna band, Suzan Kerunen, Aloysious Migadde, WAKE, Buka Chimey, The Undercover brothers and Michel Ongaro from Kenya. The Pearl Rhythm Festival is being sponsored by Coca cola, KCCA, UNCC, The Observer, The Sunrise Newspaper, Alliance Française and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Young Learner’s Session This year the festival will conduct a special young learner’s session to educate young people. The session has been specifically tailored for the needs of young people to equip with knowledge on conservation, art, culture and creativity.

Sessions include: • Environmental conservation conducted by the Ngamba Chimpanzee sanctuary and KCCA • Traditional and contemporary Dance workshop- run by Walter Ruva• Art and Craft making-run by Shamim Kabayaga.• Traditional and contemporary Music work shop- run by Giovanni Kiyingi Festival date: 27th October 2018, Venue: National Theatre, Time: 11:00am -4:00pm, Entry fee: 20,000/ (Includes a free drink and Snack for children 11:00am-4:00pm)Early bird tickets at go 30,000/ for 2, available now at the National Theatre Monthly Activations Pearl Rhythm activations which run from May –September are mini-festivals held at the National Theatre every last Monday of the month in the lead-up to the main event. They show off the Stage Coach acts, new and old, and give people an idea of what they can expect at the main festival. These activations are free to enter to the public.

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