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THE ENERGETIC KIGEZI DANCE

Have you ever visited Kigezi region? If yes, you must have encountered an energetic dance performed by the locals.

                                                                          

With a lot of vigor and energy, the Banyakigezi will give you a once in a lifetime treat that will live on in your memory. This kind of dance known as “Ekizino,” is what most Banyakigezi proudly call their own traditional form of entertainment.

Mujaguzo Ku Ngoma, the palace of Buganda’s royal drums

 

Setting out to visit the Kampala slum called Mujaguzo Ku Ngoma in Kabowa in Ndeba, can be a daunting task.

Right from the city center, you will be amazed by the huge number of people that have no idea what you are talking about when you ask for directions.

Moonlight Festival intrigues Bunyoro Kingdom

By Edward Nimusima

The Moonlight Festival is the core of any kingdom in Uganda. To many, basing on its name, they might think it’s a festival held under a bright African moon. No. The Moonlight Festival is a traditional ritual. And, this time round, Bunyoro Kingdom is having its celebrations. It’s as prestigious as it is traditional and deeply rooted in the Bunyoro Kingdom rich culture. Bunyoro Kingdom is the oldest kingdom in Uganda. The kingdom covers 5 districts (Masindi, Buriisa, Hoima, Kibale and Kiryandongo).

Nhenda hill of fortunes , Eastern Uganda

Busoga Kingdom has over 350 clans most of which claim to have originated from Bunyoro Kingdom. One such clan is the Igaga Clan, the biggest in the Kingdom under a single cultural leader, the Igaga. The first Igaga, Prince Byaruhanga, migrated from Bunyoro, crossed Koki chiefdom of Kamuswaga, sailed on L. Victoria and landed in the current forest of Kityerera, around 1350. He moved to Bukowe Hill in Bugweri chiefdom, sighted the Nhenda Hill and settled there. He produced children one of whom, Mutamba (Kawanguzi), migrated and founded the Busiki chiefdom.

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