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 Jorge Francisco Rojas Goldsack
Interviewed in 2012 (4.GA)

Mr Alejandro Palma
Interviewed in 2012 (4.GA)

Ms Eva Romankova
Interviewed in 2012 (4.GA)

One of the last projects approved

Financial assistance

  • Kenya
  • Financial assistance : $ 144,430
  • Implementation dates : 20/10/2016 - 20/10/2016
Read more

ICH inscribed on UNESCO lists

Discover the elements and the documentation attached (videos, photos, consents...) !