Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Ubuntu Rave is our marque mini-festival. A celebration of African music and culture takes place after every four months in Uganda. Beginning in 2017 as a series of small gigs in the city center, the event has gone from strength to strength, moving from small to big venue spaces to cope with demand. With too many negative representations of Africa entrenched in images of war, disease, poverty, and famine, Ubuntu Rave seeks to redress the balance and highlight the fantastic range of cultures, foods, music, fashion and artists that make this great continent one of the most vibrant and inspiring in the world. Ubuntu Rave is also a truly international event that harnesses the spirit of multiculturalism and tolerance. It has played host to artists from nations right across Africa and also programs music from different genres like Afrobeat, Afro-electronic, GQOM, Afro-trap, Lingala, Congo Bass hence promoting artistic mobility. Ubuntu Rave is about more than music… Over 70 stalls selling the best food, drink, arts and crafts and fashion from Africa and beyond are always present at the Ubuntu village. With an audience of over 5000+ revellers over 10 editions held from 2017.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
• Through this project, we have been able to promote artistic mobility by inviting visual and performing artists from across East Africa and Africa at large to showcase their work and also host community workshops as part of the program. • Through this project, we highlighted the beauty and amazing art Africa has to offer on the global market from Fashion, Music, crafts, technology, dance, photography, Design etc. • Through this project, we created a very diverse safe apace for people across Africa to gather with people outside Africa with the spirit of share humanity and mutual respect. This created a beautiful blend an increased awareness of the essence of bonding regardless of skin color.