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UG: Exciting Festivals and music parties lined up for Ugandan fans in September

August 29, 2017 | Beth Achitsa | INDUSTRY NEWS

Uganda’s music scene is set to get busier in September as two of East Africa’s Festival kick off. The electronic music festival Nyege Nyege kicks off on Friday 1st September until Sunday 3rd and will be closely followed by The Rapture Warehouse Party organized by Ugandan pioneer Female DJ; DJ Rachael, later in the month (22nd-24th September) Bayimba International Festival of the Arts shall take centre stage.

Following the immense success in 2016, The RAPTURE warehouse rave will be held Friday 8th September 2017 at the Design Hub, Industrial area in Kampala Uganda where DJ Rachael shall host various DJ acts and percussionists from across East Africa, Europe and the US.

While last year’s inaugural edition was held as a way to celebrate DJ Rachael’s 20 years in the DJ Industry, in 2017 the party returns with the aim of supporting charity through music. According to a press release 10% of all the gate collections will be donated to SETH (Sports Edutainment and Health For Us) Foundation in Uganda, a local Non-Governmental Organization established to coach, promote and empower the next generation to live healthy, safe and inspiring life through sports.

“We are not just celebrating our achievements as artists on this night, as a DJ I want to also support those underprivileged in our society. Leading a healthy life-style is very vital to each one of us and this is why we believe in the cause led by SETH Foundation,” DJ Rachael says.

DJ Rachael, officially selected for WOMEX in 2016 DJ Summit in Spain, is a Ugandan DJ/Producer based in Kampala, Uganda. She was the first Ugandan artist to be selected by WOMEX. Recently she returned from her 2017 Euro-Tour where she performed at several festivals like the Etnosur in Alcala La Real Spain, Florence Folks in Italy, Kulturel Der Fest Augsburg Germany among others.

A phenomenal DJ, performer, MC and producer, Rachael is also a leading member of the much touted Santuri Safari (East Africa) and has co-founded Femme Electronic – a movement to support female DJs and electronic music producers.

Among acts slated for the Rapture Rave party is American DJ Joe Greenbaum who will bring his eclectic mix of sets rooted in house and disco. His sets often venture into techno, hardcore, and left-field experimental tracks, and reflect his warehouse and underground origins. From Spain, Moto Kiatu will aim to disseminate their unique sounds. This collective of five DJ’s is committed to the transmission of new sounds and electronic rhythms produced in Africa and its diaspora.
From around East Africa acts such as DJ Monroe Marcus, DJ Shock, Cheek-O-Dread, Kastimo, Alfonkodee and SoundEngine are set to present some of the unique sounds from the Electronic undergound scene in Kenya and Uganda.

From the UK, Hailing from Darlington Aleczandah a Games Design graduate who took his degree and channeled it into music – eschewing standard DJ equipment in order to use an Xbox controller instead will seek to thrill party goers with his unique visual sets.
Tickets to the Rapture Warehouse party cost $ 8 (UGX 30,000) per person. For more information and ticket inquiries visit www.rapturewarehouserave.com

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