Photos: Akogo Festival: Drama, Music Dominate Event

Photos: Akogo Festival: Drama, Music Dominate Event

It is a no-brainier that societies are usually identified by their heritage. Typical African societies are defined by an abundant cultural heritage reason why culture should be preserved and valued at all costs.

Member of Parliament for Kumi Municipality, Hon. Aogon Silas with wife at the event

On Saturday May 12th, the curtains finally came down in Kampala, for the Akogo Festival after several weeks of enthusiastic preparations and commitment for the cultural Fest.

Mzee Patrick Atuude,the first composer owner of ‘Emaali’ song

some of Teso food crops

It was a fascinating experience as different groups showcased their Talents through music, dance and drama to the judge and a huge audience that attended.

A group performing at the event

Akogo festival started way back in 2013 and has seen many new developments throughout the episodes, 2017/2018 Fest started with the auditions across Teso sub region (Kumi, Soroti, Amuria, Kaberamaido, Katakwi, Pallisa, and Serere.)

differnt groups entertained revelers at city Royale Hotel

Out of 23 selected groups that participated at the festival held in Soroti December 16th 2017, 3 top winners namely; Abarilela, Soroti Municipality and Kodukul walked away with 2.5, 1.5 and 1Million shillings respectively.

anaylising the performance is Adjudicator, Johnson Imutuut

some of the instruments played at the festival

It was another thrilling experience as thousands from all the corners flocked the Akogo Festival on Saturday

Reaching City Royal Hotel- Bugolobi premises gave you a picture of how Iteso are incredibly talented and creative.

Uncle Ben entertaining fans at the event

Doctor Emma and engineer Tom Okelloto enjoying Teso food

Polycarp Engole Manase, the brains behind Akogo Festival

she is part of the teams that participated

This was indeed a day of fun as Iteso enjoyed another beautiful moment together as they danced, ate, mingled and gulped drinks at the Akogo annual festival.

these are some of the fruits offered to the revelers

Rose Mary Ariko,the Composer of Iteso Cultural Anthem

Are you the Otwakai i keep hearing People talking about? a lady whispers to Vision group’s Peterson Otwakai

a team getting ready to perform

these ones enjoyed the event

the granary symbolizes how i teso used to keep their food

some of the foods grown in teso show cased at the festival

Iteso Welfare Association Boss, Tom Okelloto buying a locally made wine from Teso

juice fm’s Polycarp Engole was the emcee

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