The 2020 edition of the Nyege Nyege festival has been officially launched. To be held from 3rd – 6th December, this year’s edition will be delivered as a virtual production made for television and online consumption.
“We are back with 4 days and 4 nights of pure entertainment, combining a series of COVID-safe activities around Kampala with a custom digital experience curated by artists from 27 participating countries. Fans should expect the very best that East Africa’s art scene has to offer with live music, comedy, fashion, film, digital art and many collaborative experiments in-between,” said Derek Debru, co-founder of Nyege Nyege.
This year’s edition is focused on African underground music and culture with 96 hours of live performances, concerts, DJ sets, AV installations, a specially curated film program, fitness and dance workshops, performance art, cooking shows and an online art gallery featuring over 350 artists co-presented by 45 African and Afro-centric collectives.
From Uganda, there will be performances from the legendary Afrigo Band, Jose Chameleone and Cindy Sanyu among others. Other participating artists include Principe (Lisbon), Moonshine (Quebec), Jookoo (Barcelona), AS A SS and Al Hara (Palestine), a special comedy program curated by Kenyan comedy star Mammito and many more.
Talent Africa’s CEO Aly Allibhai says, “We are excited to produce this year’s virtual festival which will remind people of the amazing Nyege Nyege vibes with a 4-day musical showcase airing on NBS Television and online at www.nyegenyege.com. This year, millions of people will get a chance to attend the festival in the comfort of the living rooms.”
The festival is sponsored by Bell Lager.