Wednesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
$38, $35, $15; Five College/GCC/STCC Students and Youth 17 & under: $10

“Invigorating the stage with that elusive thing called joy” (New York Times), Spirit of Uganda presents riveting programs of music and dance for audiences of all ages. To the melodic tones of standing drums, with dramatic choreography, bright, layered rhythms, and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, a vibrant cast of 22 performers, ages 10–20, bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa.

Pre-Concert Fireside Chat by Alexis Hefley, Founder/President, Empower African Children at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club.


Spirit of Uganda


Artist’s website
Facebook: SpiritOfUganda
Twitter: @spiritofEAC

4 Replies to “SPIRIT OF UGANDA”

  1. The recent anti-gay business in Uganda was a big concern, but your efforts around explaining your position and the show were well done and very helpful. My husband was out of town so I invited a friend, and we both thoroughly enjoyed the show, which really showcased the breadth of human creativity and expression. So glad I went!

    We had a little time before the show and were able to see the photography exhibit in the downstairs gallery and sample the terrific (and reasonably priced!) cookies at the snack bar, too! UMass is really a wonderful resource for the Valley–thanks for bringing us experiences like this!

  2. we enjoyed the concert immensely–the energy, the skill, the smiles. it really energized me to find out more about uganda, and to see what we can do to support empower african children and other groups like it doing amazing work.

    thank you so much for this. please present the spirit of uganda again on its next tour!

    p.s. ditto on art exhibits–they shouldn’t be missed.

  3. We loved it! For a short time I really felt like I was in Africa and I was absorbed by the wonderful joy and energy the performers brought to us. Thank you for bringing this talented group to Amherst!

  4. Very outstanding Spirit of Uganda show!
    Those children and youngsters were so infectious indeed and so tireless!
    So glad it captured what Ugandans are really about, joyful, graceful, resilient, community, collective responsibility, people, openness, and childishness of spirit. I am proud that for just a few hours that evening I was transported back to the playful parts of my childhood while growing up in Entebbe. Thanks people!

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