Nyege Nyege translates to a ‘sudden and uncontrollable urge to dance’ which describes their practice pretty well. The Ugandan collective has a locally rooted sound mixed with electronic music, for instance trap, footwork, Tanzanian polyrhythms, Ugandan wedding music and hard trance. Nyege Nyege started out as a festival and has quickly grown into a wide spending community. Apart from the festival, the collective counts a label and at the latest, a training hub for aspiring artists.
As Nyege Nyege, Future Female Sounds is grounded in a strong community. The organisation was founded in 2017 by Tia Korpe to support greater representation of women and gender minorities. Now, Future Female Sounds has grown into an international organisation with over 5.000 female and non-binary DJs worldwide. Apart from being a community, the organisation is developing the Future Female Sounds Academy - an education for aspiring DJs.
Look forward to DJ sets from the following:
Represented by Nyege Nyege:
Turkana (South Sudan)
Menzi (South Africa)
Authentically Plastic (Uganda)
Represented by FutureFemaleSounds: