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Evoke Night to pay homage to film industry at Episode 3

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Revelers enjoy themselves at a previous edition of Evoke Night

Revelers enjoy themselves at a previous edition of Evoke Night

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Evoke Night is back with yet another thrilling edition scheduled for 31st May 2018 at The Square, Industrial area. Dubbed “Lights, Camera, Evoke!”, this edition will pay homage to the film industry. It will feature performances of the world’s biggest and most popular soundtracks from fan-favorite movies and series. These performances will be executed through Evoke’s entertainment avenues; Acapella, Dance, Live band, Spoken word and DJ sessions. In true recognition of the industry, there will be a screening of one of Uganda’s most riveting short films, ever.

Evoke Night is a monthly event series of night entertainment where they fuse Rap, Acapella, Spoken Word, Fashion, Live band and dance. The event aims to inspire Uganda’s Urban and semi-urban youth to be productive towards the country’s political, economic and social aspects through its informative and engaging activities.

“Evoke Night grows with every edition, reaching a bigger youthful crowd and coming up with better ideas to keep this crowd entertained and informed. The film industry is undoubtedly one of, if not the biggest entertainment industry in the world, and it immensely impacts the livelihoods of the youth world over. So having an edition to recognize this industry is much deserved,” relayed Timothy Bukenya, Head Cheese, Evoke.

Last month, the “Tech Me Away” edition was an extravaganza filled with exhilarating performances and a cashless transaction experience. This edition was solely based on technology and so the revelers were treated to silent disco, acapella, tech dance, spoken word and multiple other activities.

Tickets will go for Ugx 20,000.

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Gospel Singer St. Chika Set To Drop Worship On The Go EP

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Nigerian Gospel Artiste St. Chika is set to release his 5-track EP titled Worship on the Go on Wednesday, October 17 2018.
There has been a lot of buzz about St. Chika in the past months, for his record breaking 4hrs long song featuring 64 verses and for his hit single higher which hit 100,000 streams on spotify.
WORSHIP ON THE GO LP is the third compilation of songs released by the Gospel Singer since 2017.

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Before releasing the worship single Odi Onye and it’s musical video, St. Chika released worship songs like Bigger Than What People Say, Given Us Victory and Jesus Only Youwhich are also featured in this EP. He also included an entirely new worship song titled Ezeto the EP.
“This EP features some of my best worship songs and works so far. Odi Onye will definitely open up the Heavens and empty its blessing unto your life. A song that carries so much anointing. Odi Onye is a must listen for any true worshiper” says St. Chika.
TRACKLIST
1 ODI ONYE
2 BIGGER THAN WHAT PEOPLE SAY
3 BIGGER THAN (EZE)
4 GIVEN US VICTORY
5 JESUS ONLY YOU (JOY)

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Bergman100 Film Festival Launched in Uganda

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Samuel Sandberg, the Head of Administration at the Embassy of Sweden, and Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, address media.

Samuel Sandberg (L), the Head of Administration at the Embassy of Sweden, and Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, address media.

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On Thursday evening, Ugandan film enthusiasts alongside media enjoyed a movie giving insight into the life of iconic Swedish film maker Ingmar Bergman. The screening which was organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda  at Alliance Francaise offices in Kamwokya marked the launch of the Bergman100 Film Festival in Uganda.

The Bergman100 Film Festival is an on-going global showcase aimed at celebrating the life and legacy of legendary Swedish film maker, Ingmar Bergman, who would have turned 100 years this year. The festival will be a 5-day cinema showcase taking place from 15th -19th October 2018 in Kampala.

According to Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, they will screen four films by Bergman during the festival. “We have carefully selected four films, each from a different decade in Ingmar Bergman’s career which spans over four decades,” he said. “We want to highlight his growth journey as a film maker as well as his consistency in his cinematic themes.”

Speaking during the event, Samuel Sandberg, the Head of Administration at the Swedish embassy, noted that festival  is timely as it coincides with the European year of cultural heritage and also provides an opportunity for cultural exchange between Uganda and Sweden.

“We will host several individuals in the Swedish film industry during the festival, and this will be an opportunity for Ugandan film makers to network with them,” he stated.

Meanwhile, there will also be a discourse on gender representation in film during the festival featuring a panel of experts as they discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions to the plight of female film makers in Uganda.

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Bryan White parades 3BN Shillings as he prepares for Arua return

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Bryan White Foundation (BWF) boss Bryan White has today announced that he will return to Arua to continue his quest of rehabilitating members of criminal gangs in the town.

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Address Press at his Makeshift offices in Munyonyo, the humanitarian said he will continue his activism of reducing poverty among the young generation but said this time he is focusing more on intoxicated criminal gangs’ members. He unveiled billions of shilling to be used during the entire period of 4 months of project.

Under his Bryan White Foundation, he is set to return to Arua on Friday 19th October for a period of 4 months as a way of reforming the criminal gangs in the area.

Members from notorious youth gangs in Arua will go into a residential camp for 4 months where they will receive training to acquire individual skills in different categories like mechanics, carpentry, brick laying and concrete practice to mention but a few.

The members will also acquire financial discipline and will rehabilitated from their drug and weed affected lives.

“The foundation will spend 4 months skilling and rehabilitating criminal minded youths. After Arua, he will head to Busia and then Kampala doing the same,” a source said.

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