Milege Festival

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Milege World Music Festival
GenreWorld Music, Folk music
Location(s)Botanical Gardens, Entebbe
Coordinates0°03′43″N 32°28′45″E / 0.06201089999999999°N 32.47927440000001°E / 0.06201089999999999; 32.47927440000001Coordinates: 0°03′43″N 32°28′45″E / 0.06201089999999999°N 32.47927440000001°E / 0.06201089999999999; 32.47927440000001
Years active8
Attendance10,000+
CapacityUnlimited
Organised byMilege Band, Milege Acoustic Project
WebsiteMilege World Music Festival

The Milege World Music Festival or just Milege Festival is an annual music festival, happening every November, organized by Milege band.[1] The festival is a celebration of world music, games, cultural dances, stories, poems, and so on. Art pieces from the Repainting Uganda project are also displayed and sold during the festival.[2] The festival invites many different world music stars from across Africa and sometimes from Asia, Europe, and America. The Milege World Music Festival of 2014 saw Japanese world star and world's first female nyatiti player Anyango perform.[3][4]

Milege started the festival in 2010 moving across Uganda but has since 2014 relocated it to the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe.

Organizers[edit]

The festival is normally organized[5] by Milege band members, members of the Milege Acoustic Project and well wishers. Preparation for the festival starts as early as January.

List of Milege World Music Festivals[edit]

Year Dates Festival Venue Performers
2017 24-26 November Botanical Gardens, Entebbe
  • Milege Acoustic Project (MAP)
  • The Tabs Ug
  • Totemo
  • Bengatronix
  • KYB Gumboot Dancers
  • Rockies Troupe
2016 25-27 November Botanical Gardens, Entebbe
  • Milege Acoustic Project (MAP)
  • Haka Mukiga
  • Undercover Brothers Ug (Uganda)
  • Afrie
  • Dj Ruck (Uganda)
  • Rockies Troupe (Uganda)
  • MoRoots (Uganda)
  • Daniel Okiror (Uganda)
  • Maddox Ssematimba (Uganda)
  • Pal Musica (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • DJ Rachel (Uganda)
  • Drumnation (Burundi)
  • Kyambogo University Students Cultural Associations
  • Giovanni Kiyingi (Uganda)
  • Bengatronics (Kenya)
  • Deena (Germany/Uganda)
  • Canaan Gents (Uganda)
  • Rachael Magoola (Uganda)
  • Gregg-SS DJ’s (Kenya)[6]
2015 20-22 November Botanical Gardens, Entebbe
2014 20-21 November Botanical Gardens, Entebbe
2010 November The Lake Victoria Serena Resort

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milege band brings world class festival to Uganda". Observer Uganda. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "World Music Festival -'Repainting Uganda'". The Pearl Guide Uganda. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  3. ^ "A Musical Weekend at Milége World Music Festival". The Pearl Guide. Retrieved 2015-01-29.
  4. ^ "Celebrating world music with Milege". New Vision Uganda. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  5. ^ "PHOTOS: Milege World Music Festival Turns Out Successful". Chimpreports. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Main stage lineup". Milege. Milege.
  7. ^ "World music gets botanical platform". The observer.ug. The Observer Ug. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Uganda: Milege World Music Festival - Camp, Dine and Dance". The Pearl Guide. Retrieved 20 November 2014.