Bayimba is an arts festival organized in Uganda. This year, it is in its eleventh edition and brings a very moving innovation that will, without a doubt, enjoy festival-goers: It will be held from 02 to May 05, 2018 on the island Lunkulu, in Lake Victoria and offers a relaxing atmosphere.
The festival will welcome artists from all sides and this adventure will surely secure Bayimba Festival’s name on the scene of Uganda and world music. While waiting for everything to start, I propose, in pictures, the atmosphere around the preparations that started since Monday and, rest assured, this is only a foretaste.
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The atmosphere around the finish
As one of the first people to land on Lukunlu Island for the Bayimba Festival, let me take you to the internal kitchen of the teams preparing the site to welcome festival-goers.
Communion with nature
The Bayimba Festival has chosen its site in the uninhabited part of Lunkulu Island. There are plenty of insects and reptiles here. The most prominent are dragonflies and egrets but the most feared are the snakes even if they remain naturally discreet.
JustaHub and Africa Collective Metamorphose Lunkulu Island
JustaHub, an art platform based in Scotland is collaborating with Congolese artists (DRC) from the Kongoloko Collective and Afrika Collective, a Ugandan collective of artists Together they have been working on the design of the stages on the island as well as on the decoration.