Arts festivals are the rage today, with various festivals celebrating different art forms being held regularly. Come next week, Doadoa East African Market of Performing Arts, opens its gates this time in Jinja.
“To spread the arts, it should not only stop in Kampala,” says Faiswal Kiwewa, the founder of Bayimba Foundation, the main organiser of the event.
The festival will be segmented into three parts. The day programme will have workshops, networking and exhibition fair aimed at addressing the challenges that are affecting the arts industry. This segment will also look at issues such as copyright, mobility of artistes, freedom of expression among others.
In the other segment, different East African bands will perform for the audience. This will give platform to the performing bands to be scouted and get booked for events in and outside their countries.
The closing segment will give Dj’s from East Africa and Europe a chance to play music for the crowd.
Doadoa festival 2015Programme
May 6. Opening ceremony to be headlined by artiste Annet Nandujja and the Planets at the National Theatre.
May 7. Performances by bands Octave from Kenya, Abeneko from Tanzania, Strong Voice from Rwanda and artistes Jemimah Sanyu and Idi Masaba from Uganda at CEPAC in Jinja.
May 8. Performances by bands H-Art from Kenya, Leo Mkanyai and Swahili blues from Tanzania, Makadem from Kenya and International Xylophone from Uganda at CEPAC in Jinja.
May 9. Performances by Sabar Zibula band from Uganda, Kas Kasozi and the Blue Sugarcane from Uganda, Francoise Xavier Ngarambe from Rwanda and Moutcho from Burundi at CEPAC in Jinja.