On Saturday, fitness enthusiasts, exercise junkies and their families were hosted to the first ever Zumba Fest that was held at Kabira Country Club.
Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. It usually has a trainer leading and motivating the class of participants to try out modern fitness styles and movements synchronized to the music.
Sponsored by Rwenzori Water, a product of the Coca-Cola Company, the 2018 Zumba Fest is the first edition of what will become an annual fitness family event aimed at promoting Zumba as a fitness alternative and creating a culture of working out in a less intense, fun and family-inclusive way.
The 2018 Zumba Fest featured six trained and certified Zumba instructors from Uganda with one guest instructor, famously known as Saidi, from Nairobi.
“As one of Uganda’s oldest symbols of hydration, we are proud to associate with Zumba Fest in this activity that brings Ugandans together for the purpose of encouraging them to take care of their health by teaching them alternative workout methods. We pledge to continue providing Ugandans with water that has hydrating and refreshing qualities required to maintain a healthy lifestyle.” Said Mrs. Margaret Kigozi, the Coca-Cola Uganda Marketing Manager.
At the Zumba Fest, participants were encouraged to join any of the three classes – beginner, intermediate and advanced – depending on their preferred fitness levels.
Bergman100 Film Festival Launched in Uganda
By Our Reporter
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.
Bryan White parades 3BN Shillings as he prepares for Arua return
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.
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.
Swangz Avenue offices closed
It is business unusual at Muyenga based production house, Swangz Avenue. Our snoops have learned that their offices are closed off for business.
Visitors to their Muyenga premises are welcomed with a notice saying that they’ll be back in 10 days.
According to those in the know, the
Swangz Avenue team is working on a ground breaking project in the country side. It is said that the team early this week headed to Northern Uganda with heavy trucks full of Film Equipments.
The details about the project remain scanty as no one was available to make a comment.
We will keep you posted.
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