PHOTOS: Dance, Poetry and Music Characterize Tuzine Rights Festival


A group of performers in an act during the Tuzine human rights festival.
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The second edition of Tuzine human rights festival finally came to an end over the weekend with a massive showcase at the Ugandan national theatre.

The event was hinged on the principles of human rights had a showcase of arts, poetry, drama and live music performances.

Joseph Tebandeke, the Assistant Director Tuzine festival revealed that it was crafted along the theme of human rights owing to the grave human rights violations in the country.

“Tuzine music festival looks at promoting the rights of all people as equal citizens. That’s why we had to come up with an all inclusive dance team of both able and persons with disabilities,” Tebandeke said.

Rhe night’s acts hailed from Congo, Madagascar, Rwanda and Israel among other countries.

Philip Masembe, a volunteer marketing manager of Tuzine said the concept is unique in a way that people are able to tell stories using art. He praised the team of persons with disability from Rwanda who put up an equally emotional performance.

“I have been to festivals but I had not experineced working with a group of people with varying disability,” Masembe said.

According to Philip, dance is the most visible form of art but neglected in Uganda.

“I enjoyed a lot of performances from general to subject specific acts with so much of feminism messages,” Maija Rivenburg, a professional dance curator who was in the crowd commented.

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