Rophnan, Queen Sheeba, Santi, WZN, Infrapa, Slikback, Duke & MCZO, Sisso, Jay Mitta, MC Yallah all performing at the fifth edition
Nyege Nyege has announced its fifth edition will run between 5–8 September at Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja, Uganda. Founded by the people behind the Kampala based party collective, Nyege Nyege was initially set up to support the East African music community offering residencies and studio time. New works made by the artists-in-residence are both showcased at the event and released on one of two of the festival’s labels: Nyege Nyege Tapes and Hakuna Kulala.
Artists in the line-up include Fulu Muziki performing for the first time outside of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopian EDM producer Rophnan, Ugandan Dancehall artist Queen Sheeba and Nigerian producer central to Lagos's Alté scene, Santi. Also on the bill are Dj Diaki, Menzi, Phelimuncasi, Yugen Blakrock, WZN, Infrapa, Slikback, Duke & MCZO, Sisso, Jay Mitta, MC Yallah, Rey Sapienz and Jako Maron.
This year there will also be a focus on Asia and the African diaspora. Chinese label Genome 6.66MBP will be represented by label boss Kilo Vee, and producers Hyph11e, Gooooose and 33EMYBW are also billed. Other participants include DJ Scotch Egg, DJ Die Soon, Juan Atkins, EQ Why, DJ Shyboi, Suzi Analogue, Moesha13, Bonaventure (who is conducting a two month residency at Boutiq Studios with local artist Rey Sapienz), Josey Rebelle, DTM Funk and DJ Marcelle.
In the months leading up to the main event, Kampala's new performance space ONE 54 will host performances from the artists-in-residence.