ICAS @ Nyege Nyege Festival with its SHAPE Plattform


SHAPE platform had an amazing  showcase at the Nyege Nyege festival in Jinja, Uganda from 6 – 9 September 2018. After visiting North America (MUTEK Montréal) and Latin America (Novas Frequências in Rio de Janeiro), the EU’s „Creative Europe”-supported platform for innovative music brought 13 artists to Uganda.

Whilst primarily an opportunity to showcase underground talent from across East Africa together with the opportunity to present cutting edge producers from Europe and the US to an East African audience, Nyege Nyege festival explores more than just music, also presenting carefully curated film programs as well as local cuisine and organize artistic workshops.

As previously with MUTEK and Novas Frequências, the festival became a meeting place for all 16 founding festivals of the SHAPE platform: the organization had one of its two annual meetings in Jinja, therefore the curators and artistic directors from all SHAPE festivals were in the city, looking for interchange, cooperation and new collaborations with the local scene.