KAMPALA – After a very successful launch of the first edition of the Swahili night at Protea Hotel Kampala in July.
The management of the facility decided to host the themed fete every last Saturday of the month in order to celebrate the culture of one of the biggest coastal language in East Africa and the Surrounding countries.
Due to the fact that Swahili was introduced in Uganda and was recently recognized as an official language, the innovation was timely and will be an opportunity for the Ugandan community to appreciate, learn, practice the language, share ideas and getting accomodative of other cultural differences.
According to Marvin Bisanga, Simba Group marketing manager, he said that they had an explosive launch which was very impressive and it brought out what they wanted and are looking forward to adding in more flare at this forth coming edition slated for August 27, and the guests should expect a great vibe.
He advised those that missed last time to come out in big numbers so that they can savour great Swahili cuisine and delicacies such as ; Pilau Mbuzi, Ugali( Posho) , Samaki( Nile Perch), Mchomo, Kinolo( Steamed Banana Cakes), Maize , Mrenda Stew( Okra), Sukumawiki, pumpkin leaves and many others.
The launch had officials from Kenyan High commission and other swahili speakings guests including Ugandans who wanted to know more about the culture and their culinary traits.
With this happening once every last Saturday of the month, it will grant an opportunity for most Ugandans to graduate from the usual words such as; “Sawa Sawa” , ” Asante Sana” , ” Poa ” Mzuri”, ” Kawa”, ” Pole Pole” and many others but upgrade gradually due to the continous conservations and engagements since a language is majorly dominated by speech and accent.
Never less, the audience is picking up and embracing the whole vibe and with such formidable platforms and networking initiatives that are proper breeding grounds for practice of the language more progress will be achieved.
Additionally, the 256 band used music as a tool and their great performances serenaded the audience and for sure they didn’t not disappoint and were a perfect cherry at the night.
Here, in the Pearl of Africa we have had great mixes of with a touch of Swahili from legendary artists that include ; Jose Chameleone, Bebe Cool and the East African Bashment Crew, Diamond Platinum, Sauti Sol, Harmonize and many other up coming artists.
Swahili is spoken literally in almost 14 countries majorly in Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda , Somalia, Burundi, Uganda, Sudan, Comoros and others.
The revelers will have to part away with a paltry fee of UGX 65,000 to mix and unwind at the night.