The Bavubuka Foundation

I have been very honoured to have worked and built with community-based indigenous Hip-Hop movement The Bavubuka Foundation.

The Bavubuka Foundation is dedicated to creating spaces and educational programmes that nurture and empower a new generation of young leaders, in Uganda and all of Africa, who will use their voices to communicate positive messages and effect positive change in their communities and the world.  Each Bavubuka project incorporates reconciliation and peace building activites by using transformative art to cultivate personal empowerment within a united communal effort.  Bavubuka provides Ugandan youth with the opportunity to gain new skills, bring their own creations to life and develop relathionships that connect them to their immediate communiyt, the larger Ugandan struggle, and a global peace building movement.  We know that when youth in Uganda are provide with space, given full access to resources, and empowered to express their creativity, they have the will and power to build a greater community for a stronger Ugandan future. 

For the two years I worked directly with the Foundation, I supported with programming, logistics, digital communications, resource mobilisation, training and partnership development; and gained so much love, support, inspiration and encouragement in return, which I will forever be grateful.

The Cypher

The Cypher

A powerful authentic weapon that is Unifying – Connecting – Educating – Uplifting & Elevating our young Builders and the communities in which they work

Gifts, Wisdom, Spirit, Unity, Gratitude, Voice & Community, are all expressed and shared in our Indigenous Hip Hop cyphers on the continent. When you are able to step into the cypher and tell your story, demonstrating your uniqueness, you are celebrated.

This video was created to celebrate the fantastic work of the Bavubuka Foundation in their 2016 / 2017 season. The cypher energies shared during this time leave a lasting legacy in Ugandan communities, and driven by our young Builders who we are inspired and moved to serve each day.

Representing with love Back To The Source B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Gathering OBUMU Tandika Esaawa @talantayouthmovement In Place of War Africa is now foundation Mstaafrika Arts Music & Culture, Tanzania. Builders Lane Music

Massive thank you to Royb Kilama and RoyB Production for the video and his continued dedication to the movement.

Posted by Bavubuka Youth Foundation Volunteering Uganda on Monday, March 6, 2017


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