Thursday, 17th November, 2011

1on 1 with Bakka (The Percussionist) by 1544c Ssejjombwe. (+256 782233273).

Playing instruments has for long been regarded as another flippant profession but Baka, one of the finest instrumentalists in the region gives us an insight about the whole drumming profession in an exclusive interview. Baka is a Ugandan percussionist who realized his strength in playing the “Bougarabou” drum which is originally from West Africa.

After the murder of his father, Baka who started as a dancer joined the drumming career in 1996 and it’s through the same profession that he was able to complete his education. The xylophone, fiddle and Adungu (East African herb) are some of the other instruments he can play besides the drums.

Beegase
Ding Ding
Embuutu
Enjogezi
Gaze
Engalabi
Gwenjagala
Mabanda
Embaga
Gyagenda
Muwogola
Nandere
Nankasa
Kiri-mu-ttu
Basse Ente