Bigwala Uganda

Basoga communities of Uganda engage in the safeguarding of the Bigwala

20 March 2017 – Uganda,

Bigwala, a cultural performance that is recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding by UNESCO is being revived by the members of the Basoga communities through a two-year International Assistance project (September 2015 – August 2017) supported under the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund and implemented by the National Council of Folklorists of Uganda. Bigwala music and dance is a cultural practice of the Basoga people of Uganda, performed during royal celebrations such as coronations and funerals and, in recent decades, on social occasions… ›››

Objective and impact: interviews

Mr Marc Jacobs Belgium
Interviewed in 2012 (7.COM_WG)

Mr Pierre Bois France
Interviewed in 2012 (7.COM_WG)

Ms Christine Merkel Germany
Interviewed in 2012 (7.COM_WG)

One of the last projects approved

Financial assistance

  • Uganda
  • Financial assistance : $ 97,582
  • Implementation dates : 24/02/2017 - 24/02/2017
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ICH inscribed on UNESCO lists

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