Songs of resistance: Ugandan political music from colonial days to the 70s
Politics and the arts have for long been associated. From the early years of the 20th century, music and drama were vital in Uganda’s political struggle. Leading figures in Uganda’s music and drama at the time were pillars in political struggles or social causes. The environment then …. rapid Urbanization and the growing political tension of the late 50s, through the 60s contributed to the vibrancy of music. Uganda started to witness artistes singing in favor of their preferred politicians while others used music and drama to caricature their foes. Tonight we begin our three part series … Songs of Resistance in Partnership with the Daily Monitor about how the Arts became the voice the political discourse.We begin part one of our series with Music.
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