The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development through its Agency, Uganda National Cultural Centre is organizing the 4th UNCC Annual Art and Culture Festival @ #UNCCFestUGat60 Celebrating Uganda at 60 scheduled to take place from 7th to 9th October 2022. #WhisperEyeNews
The main objective of this year’s Festival is to take stock of the development of Art and Culture since 1962, To celebrate Art and Culture and to Edutain and Entertain Ugandans and other Art lovers.
The Programme for the festival will run as follows;
Day 1: We shall have an official opening and opening Acts, symposium, Exhibitions and opening performances from the Kathak dance troupe all the way from India and Winnie Nwagi.
Day 2: We shall have a cultural parade which will start from National Theatre at 9:00 a.m. through Siade Barre Road, Nile Avenue, Speak Hotel, Grand Imperial Hotel, Constitutional Square, Buganda Road, YMCA and the connect to Bombo and back to National Theatre through Kampala Road.
The parade will be led by the Minister of Gender, Labour and Socal Development, Artists led by organization like National Culture Forum, NUCPAAW, National Promoters Association and Uganda Musicians Association. The dressing code for parade will be an African wear including the Kitenge.
Thereafter we shall continue to have traditional dances and live performances meanwhile Exhibitions and other activities including Comedy and Film Screenings will be on.
Day 3: After the main independence celebrations in Kololo we shall have stage performances from 4:00 p.m. to midnight when the Festival closes.
The public should expect a host of activities especially the traditional dances from the different parts of the country, including Super Eagle from Kalongo, Nandujja and the Planets from Central, Bamasaba cultural troupe, Mugahinga
cultural trope from Kisoro,Nle Beat, Alur Cultural troupe, Igongo cultural troupe, House of Talent, Mizizi ensemble, Kathak dance troupe all the way from India and many more.
Also They will be quality live performances from Artists like Azawi, Levixon, Ragga Dee, Winnie Nwangi, Suzan Kerunen among others.
This Festival will help to create a market place where the Artists, corporate and business community will meet to sell their products (Income) create employment opportunities and also help influence Government Policy.
The public will also experience different cultures of Uganda and elsewhere.
“We are calling upon all Art and Culture loving Ugandans, Heads of Cultural Institutions, Government Officials, Foreign Missions, tertiary Institutions and schools, the Media to join us as we celebrate the 3 day Annual Art and Culture Festival at National Theatre.
We would like to thank all our partners for supporting this Festival and these include Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development Our partners among others include: High Commission of India, Stanbic Bank, Pepsi, Centenary Bank, NSSF, Uganda Breweries Ltd, Indian High Commission Kampala, Food Platz, UDC, Plus 256 Studios, UBC, Radio Four, NBS, NTV, UCDA, National Culture Forum (NCF), National Union of Creative Performing Artists and Allied Workers (NUCPAAW), Goethe Zentrum / Ug Cultural Society, French Embassy, Turbo Rays, Alliance Francaise, Balaam marketing Agency VIGA Award, Pearl Rhythm, House of Talents and the media”
Be rest assured of enjoying the festival.”HON. PEACE REGIS MUTUUZO
MINISTER OF STATE FOR GENDER & CULTURE AFFAIRS,7