The SHAPE platform will showcase a selection of its 2019 supported artists at a showcase at Nyege Nyebe festival in Jinja, Uganda. After visiting North America (MUTEK Montréal) and South America (Novas Frequências in Rio de Janeiro), the EU’s „Creative Europe”-supported platform for innovative music will bring 13 artists to Africa. This edition of Nyege Nyege will also be a meeting place for representatives from the SHAPE platform’s 16 member festivals, inviting exchange and new collaborations with the local Ugandan scene.
After being voted best event of 2017 by the Ugandan media, the 2018 edition of Nyege Nyege will double the size of the festival ground, with a whole new dedicated river side camping area to give festival goers with an 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 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.
Founded in 2012, SHAPE is a platform for emerging European musicians and artists with an interest in sound. It is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Sarah Farina and JASS are presented with support from the Berlin Current initiative, which aims to support emerging sounds from Berlin and is supported by Musicboard Berlin.