MASAKA, Uganda: His Royal Highness (HRH) the Kamuswaga of Kooki Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli II Rwampanja made a huge boost in the Drum Beat Uganda dance group based in Masaka in a recent visit.
On Sunday night, Kamuswaga who was the Guest of honor when the Drum Beat marked 21 years of performance, donated local music instruments to the group and promised to deliver more assistance where necessary.
Accompanied by the Kooki Prime Minister Hajji Iddi Ahmed Kiwanuka and Ministers Fred Kasozi (Education and Sports), of Culture Dickson Ssebyala and the KOBUDA chairperson Stanley Kasibante Sseguya among others, Kabumbuli applauded the drama group for promoting culture.
According to the group director Paddy Kibi, their aim is producing quality music and dance for its customers who have watched them for the last 21 years. “We are aiming at being the best performers and this can only be achieved by having supportive kind people”, he said.
Kibi said that despite being located in the central region, their group focuses on practicing different cultural dances all over the world because they expect to have a wider target group. “We can’t focus on only the home dances because we also travel to areas outside Uganda to countries where our entertainment is cherished”, he explained.
The group performs different types of dances from different parts of Uganda such as the Kiganda dance, the Runyege dance, Kitaagururo of Ankole and other dances from the West Nile and Northern Uganda. Most of these dances were performed on Sunday for Kamuswaga who, looked every inch excited.
Different students have gained knowledge from Kibi’s coaching which have earned them a living. The Kamuswaga advised his former drama teacher to continue with the courage he has so as to build Ugandan children into cultured people with good morals. “I’m so grateful that on top of training our children with talent, you have also instilled the best morals in them.”