Swamp Kamp Festivo 2G.02 is a project aimed at targeting
"Untapped Virgin Talent" especially the upcoming artists. The
project is designed to suit all kinds of acts like mimes/
karaoke, poetry, original song pieces and dance competitions,
poems, jokes and humor.
Basically, the crowd target is both of students and the
non-students who are prepared to "BURN IT OUT" in a talent
Kamp Festivo 2G. 02 was organized on the 27th January 01 at
Cine Afrique cinema and it was a "Test Drive" which became a big
success. For this reason, we plan to carry it on as an ANNUAL
event. What we have in stock this year is MAGIC! Only God knows.
WHAT IS THE SWAMP KAMP?
Swamp is simply a school social gathering aimed at creating
harmony and awareness amongst holidaymakers through birth of new
ideas, talent, and much more. It can be termed EDU-TAINMENT.
WHAT IS IT FOR?
Well the Swamp Kamp is basically a foundation stone aimed at
keeping music in the underground alive, most especially the
"UNSCRATCHED" music and talent.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS?
This is a project that we established a year ago. Its goals have
been clearly seen by the positive response of the youth who have
been behind us in all the events we have organized. Its goals
have brought to the limelight some of the untapped talent and
now more confidence comes in as education goes in with
co-curricular activities like sport, music and drama.
Professionals have had themselves employed through their own
talents for instance journalists and engineers due to the
awareness that has been passed onto them. The same should happen
WHO HAVE WE
We have combined efforts with the Blood brothers to make the
whole project have significant recognition. Big-ups to
individuals such as Data Marshals, Alex Gluma, Akena Shilla, Ak
Boyzo, Bigo Paul, Boogie monster, WYIT, Omong Moses, The Beloved
Crew and well wishers who have worked tooth and nail to see that
all goes well for "Swamp Kamp" but much thanks to the Almighty
God for making everything right.
SPECIAL THANX TO.......
Firstly, no one can succeed in anything solely so special thanks
to companies that have been supporting Swamp Kamp until now and
they are: Sanyu fm, Pepsi Cola, The Bood Brothers Productions,
Marie Stopes International who are the distributors of Life
Guard condoms, Club Silk Uganda who have provided both moral and
material support for the smooth running of the Swamp Kamp.
Just in case you didn't know the one of the oldest hip-hop
groups in Uganda, Debwaz has gone Swamp Kamping (their term for
going underground or low key) after completing a national tour
during the festive season of Christmas and New Year. According
to Isaak aka Boyzo, the tour "was satisfactory." He points out
however that indigenous hip-hop productions still has along way
to go in terms of recognition by the people. The reason for the
Kamp is a musical project that is underway however no details
are available to the public as yet.
Debwaz now has joined up with the Blood Brothers to form Debwaz
en Bradaz. Together they have formed the Swamp Kamp, a
combination of different up coming artists soon springing out
onto the main stream. This idea was born after several years of
observing new artists getting continually frustrated in the
almost non-existent industry.
"Young artists come rushing expecting instant stardom only to be
taken advantage of by dubious promoters or discouraged by sky
high recording rates. What we are trying to do is to provide
some kind of support base by bringing together different artists
of different styles so as they can lean on one another in
different resourceful aspects, moral support, financial,
physical base, etc. Unity is strength and there is strength in
numbers. That's what local artists have to understand. Without
unity there are going to be a lot of obstacles that they won't
be able to tackle alone as individuals."
MEMBERS: - AKENA SHILA aka SHIILA
- JURUAT ISAAK aka AK BOYZO
- ANGUVAN IVERSAN aka IVY I.T
- EDIMOND OWACH AKA BOOGIE MONSTER
- OMONY MOSES AKA E.Z
- BIGO PAUL AKA PARKVELEE
Debwaz was founded by Shiila under the name BOYZ WIT ATTITUDE
and was later changed to DEBWAZ on 26th Nov 1996. All the ups
and downs that the group went through gave rise to the current
established members like Ak Boyzo, Ivy IT, E.Z and Boogie
Basically, the group is an R'n'B/Hip-hop group that has been
registered with a number of successful nation-wide promotional
tours and secondary school tours in the Edutainment sector.
A new phase of Debwaz began in August 2000 as DEBWAZ EN BRADAZ,
a combination of Debwaz and the famous Ugandan raggae group THE
BLOOD BROTHERS. This combination brought about the creation of
the SWAMP KAMP and the Swamp Kamp fan club, which has managed to
grab a surprisingly large following in the country.
What they do:
Marketing, promotions, research, event organisation, advertising
as well as other youth projects.
- Organised the annual Swamp Kamp festival that was launched in
January of 2000 in a bit to uplift Uganda's unknown musical
- Recorded and promoted radio shows such as the ever blazing
Saturday Nite Fever on 88.2 Sanyu fm 2000 hosted by the mighty