The Youth of Uganda Create
June 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
My first afternoon in Kampala, Uganda (a couple weeks ago) was spent at Bavubuka (ba voo boo ka in Luganda means youth). Bavubuka is a community of young artists. These artists share their craft for the purpose of social change. The young men and women shared their dances, music, jewelery, and art pieces with us. Ending an 8-hour flight with Bavubuka was a great way to be welcomed into Uganda. (Photos taken by Gilbert Frank Daniels of Bavubuka.)
The folks were as vibrant as their screen prints and art pieces. Their songs are sung in their native tongue, but tied to a hip hop flow. Most shared stories of how thankful they were to have a space to learn, create, and share in community.
Learn more about Bavubuka at their blog space here. A nod to the young artists at Bavubuka who are creating in community.