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Young artists on bustrip to Nyege Nyege festival ©


From the 2-4 September 2016 over 200 artists from over 30 countries performed at the Nyege Nyege Festival in Jinja, Uganda. Famous as the source of the Nile, Jinja town is a major market centre for eastern Uganda.

British digital artist Gary Stewart collaborated with young artists (whom he had trained and worked with in May 2016) to produce a site-specific audio visual installation for Nyege Nyege International Music Festival.

During the festival, photographer Alexis Nereh (@alexisnereah) took over our Instagram @eastafricaarts and shared her experience of all three days.

Here’s are some Instagram highlights:

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Blinky Bill at Nyege Nyege festival ©

William Kane

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Artists participating at the Nyege Nyege festival ©

William Kane

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Alexis Nereah at Nyege Nyege festival ©

William Kane

The British Council has awarded The Nyege Nyege festival the East Africa Arts Mobility travel grant

The Mobility grant provided a bus for over 60 artists from Kenya, so they could attend and participate in the Nyege Nyege festival.

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