After two years of no show due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pearl Rhythm Foundation will be returning with the 9th edition of the annual Pearl Rhythm Festival at the Uganda National Cultural Center (UNCC) alias National Theater.
Slated for October 29 and 30, the festival is to feature some of Uganda’s most prominent afro fusion acts like Alidekki Brian, General Czarbu, Noah Muhumuza Infectious, Andereya Baguma, Sandra K, Mercy Bero, Batwa community. Revellers will also be entertained by Kyekyeku of France and Ghana and Mama C of USA and Tanzania.
Besides prioritizing indigenous sounds and instruments, the festival organisers also mentor young talents and during the festival, four artists who have excelled from the two months mentorship exercise will be unveiled to the audience.
“We value, nurture and promote the indigenous cultures of Uganda as such our program contributes to the formation of a Ugandan music identity, as well as producing artists who are more professional, with a higher quality sound,” Suzan Kerunen, the festival director said
Kerunen also calls for children’s attendance for their special edition dubbed Akatuuti which will be held under the theme “There Is No Planet B” As Seen through the eyes of a child.
Tickets for the festival are available online through the Mookh online site with early bird tickets going at 30, 000 ug shs per day and 60,000 ug shs for the two day Festival. At the gate, tickets will go for 50,000 per day. Physical tickets are available at National Theatre and Alliance Franchise.