A live show, “Spirit of Uganda” is touring the U.S. to raise awareness of the country’s plight. In the show, 22 Ugandan children between the ages of 8 and 18 perform traditional dances to music representing regions in and around the country.
The show’s music is original, based on traditional Ugandan music. A variety of drums, harps, and a 15-foot xylophone help create an authentic sound. “Each costume, set, and accompanying music is representative of the culture where the dance comes from,” said artistic director Peter Kasule. For example, in the Central Ugandan “king dance,” performers imitate the king of Uganda.
Each dancer wears a bright yellow, red, and green costume and sways his waist gracefully.According to Philly.com news site
“Spirit of Uganda” is meant to inspire. According to Kasule, the music uplifts the performers, too. “Every African child is educated through music, so it becomes therapeutic for them in the face of war,” Kasule said.