Thursday, April 28, 2011

In the Future By Medals (Born Again Politician)

Check Out Brother Medals"the born again Politician" poem entitled "the future
big up to sista Frimpong Rebbekah for director this visual.

Sunday, April 17, 2011



B.N Poetry Award

Monday, September 13, 2010


The Video Was done by Cyno Mc & Waterfalls & it features other MC from Bavubuka All Stars like Female MC Inez, Daspa Cosine & SP Omugungule know signed by Platinum Entertainment.

Video was Done By Cyno Mc who is the End of The Weak Mic Challenge Chapion in Uganda & Africa as a whole. He later traveled to Germany for the End Of The Weak finals where he took the fourth position.
The video's concept calls for Hope & how youth living in poor condition can be able to change their way of living.
Bavubuka Website
Bavubuka Community Blog

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Invisible Children Visit Bavubuka.

The past week a group, en-route to Gulu came and visited the Bavubuka All Starz at the property in Makindye. With an organic setting there were introductions and showcases of all Bavubuka talents. It was a very beautiful morning filled with art, songs and sharing so I just wanted to share some pictures and links with the Spoken Truth Family.....

And a little video.....

Check out the previous post for information on Artists at Bavubuka

Friday, June 11, 2010

I think it’s high time we talked about the Artist! And whilst I fully respect the art of the lyricists, poets, writers and emcees I think there needs to be some recognition of the classics, painters, jewelers and designers.

The past six months have been progressive for the art class. It started with a jewelry making workshop of which the jewelry was sent not only to the UK to sell and fund raise for the project but also with The Invisible Children Organization who as well bought a mass of supplies such as Batiks, Paintings, Handmade Bags and T-Shirt. As Art class progresses we find the younger children uses this class as a forum for expression. The classes include unique pieces that depict life, love and all forms of release and therapy as the mind is encouraged to wonder and creativity is given the forum to run free. Celebrating tradition, struggles, family and community.

So I wanted to take a minute to introduce and showcase the teachers and artists who spend the time and effort to open this forum of expression. First there is Zubi, a recent Industrial Art Graduate and phenomenal artist. Her work centers on female liberation and the appreciation of the spirit. Combined with her love for poetry she is an inspirational teacher. Equipping her class with the ability to look beyond the obvious and into the abstract. Her Batiks are unique and well crafted. And her spirit seems to enter every piece of art she creates.

Secondly there is De Street. A prolific art student at Makerere, De Street surrounds himself with the essence of Kampala street culture. Looking to what is real for inspiration his T-Shirt designs are both innovative and expressive, they encapsulate street life in a way that is both relate-able and hopeful. His paintings are soulful and elegant. They move with the traditions of Ugandan culture and celebrate the.

African Woman by bringing to light the importance of her cultural and social struggles.

Thirdly there is Brian. Brian’s eye for fashion is uniquely African. His attention to detail and polished finishing makes his clothes and designs like none other. His bags especially are well made, strong and bohemian. In a more classical sense Brian’s illustrative talents lay in larger scale work that is shown in the recent mural project. Alongside Zubi the mural is a perfect encapsulation of the unity and global community of Bavubuka. It has the spirit and strength of generations and brings together the universal struggles of the youth with an added sense of hope and upliftment.

Fourth there is Joyce who heads the Jewelry section; her designs are simple and elegant. They show a good knowledge of beadwork and are a good example of the creativity that can be expressed with the simplest of designs. Her work is well made and colorful pulling together different styles and making them her own.

Last but my no means least is Kasoozi. Kasoozi is an aspiring fashion designer. His work is stitched to perfection and every detail is intentional. Kasoozi is adapting his first line of clothes. His work is very interestingly designed and created to flatter the female form and each piece is well coordinated with African patterns and highlights. Currently he is working with other artists to design unique one off pieces, which are centered around his ability to embroider images onto cloth.

A little bit more about the Mural project: The mural project, which was spearheaded by Brian and Stacy, a volunteer from USIP/Word Beats and Life in DC, was aiming to bring the community together in sharing something inspirational, beautiful and permanent. The design and effort brought into this project by Brian and Zubi drew the entire Bavubuka Family together to appreciate their deep sense of community. Zubi, representing the women depicted an abstract Erykah Badu which draws together the strength and power in being a women within Bavubuka. On the other side Brian uses the power of the Lion inside Africa to draw on our strength’s as a united front for change. This mural represents the struggles and liberations of the past with the hope of the future.

The newest progression that has come from the Bavubuka art workshops is the start of a new T-Shirt printing company. Their first deal being done as part of ‘End of the Weak’ a freestyle competition that will see MC Cyno going to Berlin to represent Uganda. From here the company has moved forward by printing work for different Events, Groups and Companies such as the Jericho Break Dancers and Masaani.

As a collective the Bavubuka All Starz are able to home in on all of their individual artistic talents to create innovative and interesting designs. The community effort allows them to take paintings and design them into T-Shirts, Album Covers, Murals and fashion items. I, being from a world where art needs white walls and glasses of white wine find it refreshing to see art work in an organic atmosphere, with no superficial intentions but the intentions of simply self expression and storytelling. Keep up the great work!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spoken Truth 02.03.2010

The Beauty of Kampala lies in the laps of its artists. With every swift movement of the city it is the Artists who absorb, collect and manifest it into words, pictures and movements.

March 2nd saw the REBIRTH of these artists outlet. Spoken Truth. As we talk about the rebirth we should first explain the Spoken Truth Concept. Spoken Truth is an Event which runs twice a month at Club Rouge on Jinja Road Kampala. On the Tuesdays that it runs this can be seen as an open space for young artists to come and represent themselves through their various art forms. The most popular are the Poets, Emcees and Dancers but visual artists are always welcome to come and do their thing too. This Space aims to act as a platform for anyone to step onstage and much like an open mic, perform, express and enjoy themselves.

Writing this it is impossible for me to miss out on the fact that this Spoken Truth I was celebrating my birthday and I was really blessed!

The air at rouge seemed to be thick with talent as the emcees and poets began to do their thing by 9pm. The stage was graced with our regular poets such as Waterfalls, Grace, Angelica and me (Roshan), but what was very inspirational were emcees such as Jungle The Man Eater moving form rapping to poetry and back with ease, capturing each and every member of the audience despite language barriers.

This week saw live visual art as people began requesting the tribal facial designs that were being worn by me and Miss Gloria Wavamunno. It was inspiring to see people set aside their contemporary ideologies about makeup and look at how we were finding our beauty in our tribal ancestry.

Other artists who represented themselves this week were Martin and Achola, usually audience members but rarely going up on stage it was a blessing for us to hear their poems once again. Also MAURICE KIRYA was very welcome on stage with his song about wanting peace in the music industry the night was filled with inspiration.

Spoken Truth ended with an air of satisfaction, appreciation and complete gratitude to those who came out. Talent and inspiration from all angles.

The next Spoken Truth will be on March 16th At Club Rouge on Jinja Road, Start time is 8.30pm

If you’re an Emcee please contact Burney Mc: +256 782 147 588

If you’re a Poet please contact Rosh: +256 775 101 151

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Uganda 7th Hip Hop Summit!!

On 12/26/09 all roads will lead to Sabrina's Pub on Bombo Road for yet another interactive, educative, interesting and entertaining 7th Annual Uganda Hip Hop Summit. The occasions is going to draw MCs from all over the country embracing talents from different languages which is the core of the Ugandan contemporary Hip Hop genre identified as " Luga Flow". As it has always been the culture of this even, it will start at 2:00pm with a forum through which young MCs are helped by seniors to learn the dynamics of Hip Hop, then that will be followed by break dance groups like the Jericho Break Dance crew and a special Graffiti art session by Kafulu Xenson and other artists.
At 6:00pm, the concert will begin with a number of junior Mcs and then your favorite legends will bless the stage including Babaluku as the Host with a team of Mcs from the Bavubuka Allstarz featuring Abatuuze, Navio from the Klear Kut,GNL Zamba, The New Hope Squad, Bonsantule, Lyrical.G, T.Bro, Twiggy, Benon and Vamposs, Micheal Ross and from the United States,the Batabazi will represent as well as Kwesto Nsigo Blak of the Milestonez production will represent Luga Flow Legends from Sweden.
Remember that entrance will be UGX 5000/=. Let us all meet there.