Nalongo Likudhe of Buwenge, Busoga
Busoga Pride Cultural Group
STORY BY THE PUZZLE
It's quite an interesting experience meeting people like Nalongo
Lukudhe for the first time. After having a close look at her,
she came through as a lady with a vision for her career. That's
when she visited us on the first floor of the N.I.C building.
Nalongo's a cultural/traditional artist specializing in the
Kisoga folk songs that include dances such as; Irongo, Nalufuka,
Tamenha, Amayebe etc.
At age 39, Lukudhe doesn't seem to have lost it yet; she has a
group comprising about 54 persons and is ready to bring folk
music to the limelight. "Some people don't take us seriously"
she hints in a laid back tone.
started singing with a Buwenge (Jinja district) based group
called THE GOLDEN PERFOMANCE which she quit after many years of
service "I started singing at age 6 because my parents were
artists as well" She's also proud that she came up with the song
that launched the Isebantu (King) of Busoga's enthronement and
further states that this makes her proud of her roots.
also done a cassette tape which she says was poorly recorded by
a one producer called Mukembo in Jinja town, but still insists
that she has not yet given up on her talent as it's the only
asset she's got apparently. As it often is with Ugandan music
artists, her sole obstacle is the lack of financial prowess to
let her achieve her dreams. And this she says has halted most of
her projects 'cause almost everybody's looking down upon
traditional African music (not musicuganda of course).
I went ahead and asked her about her source of inspiration: "I
was inspired by a Busoga crooner named Siraje who also taught me
how to play the drum" She's also featured in a couple of music
videos especially during the Jua-kali concert held at Lugogo.
also urges all groups of people to go ahead and support her
group that goes by the name; 'Busoga Pride Cultural Group' based
in Buwenge and continues to state that there's cause for this
support. We at music Uganda.com wish you success in your
Time check 5.19pm and I gotta' go home. OUT!
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