SHAPE platform will have a showcase at the Nyege Nyege festival in Jinja, Uganda on 6 – 9 September 2018. After visiting North America (MUTEK Montreal) and Latin America (Novas Frequencias in Rio de Janeiro), the EU’s „Creative Europe”-supported platform for innovative music will bring 13 artists to Uganda.
Whilst primarily an opportunity to showcase underground talent from across East Africa together with the opportunity to present cutting edge producers from Europe and the US to an East African audience, Nyege Nyege festival will explore more than just music, also presenting carefully curated film programs as well as provide local cuisine and organize an artist market.
2018 promises to be a breakthrough year for Uganda’s MTN Nyege Nyege Festival. After being voted best event of 2017 by the Ugandan media, the 2018 edition will double the size of the festival ground, with a whole new dedicated river side camping area to give revelers a festival experience that is more comfortable and more fun. The 4-day music and arts extravaganza will feature over 300 artists from more than 30 countries on 5 stages, including the new “Dark Star” stage that will feature a world class line up of electronic music DJs and the “Spirit of Uganda” stage that will feature the best of traditional troupes in an idyllic acoustic setting. 2018 will also see a complete site transformation by some of East Africa’s most exciting visual artists and installation experts. The festival will kick off on Thursday September 6th and finish Monday morning when the last DJ pulls the plug. The extensive line up will feature some of the continent’s most cutting edge musicians, DJs and producers, including artists under Nyege Nyege Tapes, the festival’s critically acclaimed associated label.
SHAPE ARTISTS PRESENTED:
DJ MORGIANA (PL)
GIANT SWAN (UK)
KIMYAN LAW (AT)
MIKA OKI (BE)
SARAH FARINA (DE)
TOMOKO SAUVAGE (FR)
URIEL BARTHELEMI (FR)
Further information: nyegenyege.com/