“Sometimes your existence can be activism, especially when you're in a place like Kampala. ”
While West-African music is celebrating new milestones globally, the electronic music scene is still underrepresented. The Nyege Nyege festival in Uganda and its community have been a centerpoint for highlighting dance music and queer culture from East Africa. In this episode Kikelomo talks to Turkana, who’s part of the experimental Anti-Mass collective from Kampala. She opens up about the danger of building safer spaces in a country where being queer is a crime and the troubles of getting working visas as African artists in Europe. Plus: Bandcamp being sold – again, grassroots music venues under threat, cable-free studio monitors, and the EU to ban generic environmental claims.
The Week is a production by Telekom Electronic Beats and ACB Stories.