The Buganda traditional dance which is also enjoyed by the travelers who come for safaris to Uganda.
It is said that the dance originated from a party where one of the Buganda drunk local beer Known as Tonto derived from the Luganda word called tontomera.
This is made from the local banana plants.
In Buganda the King doesn’t get drunk, Buganda instead describes the event of the king being drunk as the “King is happy”.
So the king was happy and he said ‘Abakisimba bebakiwoomya’ which meant those who planted the Banana s made it sweet.
The musicians made a song out of it and used their instruments to make the rhythm interesting.
The happy king started to dance as the dancers also imitated him. This became a traditional dance for Buganda generations even at this time it is performed.
Many travelers enjoy this dance as they reach the culture centers hence promoting more tours to Uganda.
They use instruments such as gourd rattles (Nseege), trumpets of cow horns (engoombe), Ngalabi and different drums such as Mpuunyi, Nankasa, and Mbuutu.
These are crafted instruments which at times travelers get to know how they are crafted as they come for safari visits in Uganda.
The dance is performed by both men and women who make the dance more interesting as they tend to tell a story within the dance.
The dancers put on animal skins around their waists and ankle bells. This is so because the dance requires waist movement and footwork, so the above helps them to dance better.
The first part of the dance is slow while the second part is fast and is to the maximum.
It is known as Muwogola. This is so interesting that it makes travelers so excited while on their safaris tours in Uganda.
There is the Nankasa dance that is also danced after Muwogola or before Bakisimba which is the first dance.
Uganda has many tribes and coming to Ndere to watch all these dances from different parts of the country is really amazing.
At Ndere, people from different countries walk in to get a feel of what Uganda’s culture is like.