Urban meets traditional - Batalo East image video

Batalo East – a well-known organization in Uganda.

In dance courses and workshops as well as during an annual dance festival in Kampala, the dancers of Batalo East combine traditional and urban dance forms. With their innovative and ambitious program, dancers from all over the east of Africa aim at passing on traditional knowledge to young generations and preserve and communicate intangible cultural heritage.

taswira connects cultures e.V. produced an image video for the non-governmental organization in order to help Batalo East spread their message within a wider audience and in order to gain further supporters.

Intangible Cultural Heritage Theme Night at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HfMT) Hamburg

What is intangible cultural heritage? What importance does it have for everyday life of artists in Uganda? With short lectures, the theme night introduced the audience to the world of intangible cultural heritage (UNESCO) and, using the artistic work of Faizal Ddamba Mostrixx and Antonio Bukhar Ssebuuma as examples, informed about the cultural scene in Uganda and about the significance of global cooperation for cultural actors and organizations. The evening ended with a culinary trip to Uganda and a meet & greet at the Institute for Culture and Media Management of the Hamburg University of Music and Drama (HfMT).

Afrohouse, Afrofusion & Dancehall dance workshops

Dancing needs to be experienced! One member of taswira organized, in cooperation with “Theater im Zimmer” and “KONA-International Dance and Culture Network e.V.”, a three-day dance workshop with Ugandan dancers Antonio Bukhar Ssebuuma and Faizal Ddamba Mostrixx in Hamburg.

Credits: Music by Professor ft Character _ Oskido – Imoto (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Mix)