Uganda: Sell-out crowd at “immoral” Nyege Nyege music festival

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Thousands of revellers from across East Africa and the world have gathered for Uganda’s Nyege Nyege festival which was allowed to go ahead despite a threat to ban it because of ‘immorality.’ Critics including several MPs and the speaker of parliament described it as a ‘breeding ground for sexual immorality’ and ‘homosexuality.’ But some say the threat boosted ticket sales to the electronic music festival. ‘The excitement is up in the roof,’ Zawedde Patricia Zoe told the BBC. ‘It’s just people getting together and having fun with each other,’ she said from the festival, which is set at the scenic Itanda Falls on the banks of the River Nile. … She thought the controversy was due to the generational divide between the young people who attend the festival and Uganda’s politicians, who are generally older.” (09/18/22)