The perfect mwenge bigele: A tale of brewing, feet and culture

mwenge Bigele. Get drunk on a ripe banana beverage, or just bask in the glory that is the Buganda culture. As its name suggests, the brewing process involves stepping.  Mwenge is alcohol, Bigele is feet. But first, let me tell you about Ssalongo Kasanvu Kakeeto. We met at the Buganda Tourism Expo where he had… Continue reading The perfect mwenge bigele: A tale of brewing, feet and culture

MANYATTAS IN MOROTO

The best way to really know the nomads is by spending a day with them as they go about their day-to-day life. A visit to their Manyatta homesteads will not only unveil to you their best-kept secrets but also unveil to you magnificent huts. The outskirts of Moroto have so many of these. They have… Continue reading MANYATTAS IN MOROTO

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Edonga: The Great Karamoja Dance

Following the restoration of peace, the Karamajong is happiness reigns in Moroto. And happiness is synonymous with dance. You will be sorry to leave Moroto without experiencing their energy consuming dances. One such is a Edonga, a dance that entails repeatedly jumping like the earth beneath one’s feet is ablaze with hot charcoal. Like it,… Continue reading Edonga: The Great Karamoja Dance

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The Edurkoit Trees of Moroto

In the animal Kingdom, the giraffe stands out of the crowd across many fronts. To say it is beautiful is an understatement. From head to toe, it is gorgeous, with yellow and orange mosaic style patterns. It maintains a very humble personality despite being the tallest land animal, with a leg whose height exceeds that… Continue reading The Edurkoit Trees of Moroto

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Ankole Cultural Heritage

Ankole is a region rich in cultural heritage. Unique dishes, language, folklore, you can name them, it’s all there. Originally known as ‘Kaaro-karungi’ loosely translated as ‘beautiful village.’ the area is inhabited by the Banyankole – a Bantu group. They inhabit the present districts of Mbarara, Kiruhura, Isingiro, Ibanda, Bushenyi, Sheema, Rubirizi, Buhweju, Mitooma and… Continue reading Ankole Cultural Heritage

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How to Change from Boys to Men

Every August, many Bagisu or Bamasaba boys are figuratively initiated into manhood. Bagisu inhabit the western and southern halves of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda. The boys, mostly aged between 12 and 16, undergo a traditional circumcision ritual called imbalu. This process is done without any anesthetics. Imbalu literary means a big knife. In Bugisu,… Continue reading How to Change from Boys to Men

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Luo Dishes

When many think of Northern Uganda’s culinary claim to fame, they think malakwang, an exquisite traditional Luo dish whose tongue bewitching taste has given many a reason to believe in love at first taste as opposed to love at first sight. Unknown them, especially those who haven’t been to the luo land-for a taste bud… Continue reading Luo Dishes

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8 Mind-boggling Facts about Geoffrey Nzitu the Batwa King

No.8. Sex and Marijuana: Like his subjects, he strongly subscribes to the thought that sex and marijuana can heal just about anything. No.7. Down to earth: Unlike most Kingdoms across Sub-Saharan Africa, his kingdom is comfortable with him partaking in any activities done by their subjects. Given this background, don’t get a heart attack the… Continue reading 8 Mind-boggling Facts about Geoffrey Nzitu the Batwa King