In Pictures: Nyege Nyege Festival Day 2

On the second day of the festival, I was looking forward to Blinky Bill’s set and Gato Preto with MC Zulu among other amazing performances later that night! The vibe during the day was relaxed and slightly hangover from Friday night, with more than 1000 people camping at the festival and the majority of Jinja’s hotels and guesthouses booked to capacity, a lot of party zombies were still shuffling about to the music and the beautiful view of the River Nile.

There was so much to do at the festival during the day, there were several food stalls, bars, lounges, fashion stalls, styling stations, art exhibitions, chill out areas, swimming and boat rides.

Nyege Nyege showcased the connections between Africa and Afro diaspora with the vast amount of genres featured during the festival. From Africa there was Kuduros, Kwaito, Afro-House, Hiplife, Tuareg Rock, Cosmic Synths from Niger, Arab Tech, Morrocan Bass, Zouk Bass, Soukous, Balani, Funana, Tigranian Blues and Swahili Trap. The African Diaspora were represented with Cumbia from South America, Vodou Jazz from Haiti and Underground Hip-Hop from America, the hottest producers and DJ’s from Europe came through to complement the line up.

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4. Blinky BIll

        Blinky Bill

10. Gato Preto

Gato Preto

12.DJ Zhao

                                                                                      DJ Zhao


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