- Lugbara Kari Prime Minister announced that every 24th and 25th of March every year will be a day for cultural show for Lugbara Kari and called on the American embassy to be part
- The musical group comprises of Austin Quattebaum, banjo and vocalist, Leigh Jones, a guitarist, Ben Larsen Mandolin, Audra Nemir Base and vocalist, and Jeremy Elliot a guitarist
- The event is to create a cultural exchange
By Candia Stephen
Arua-A group of American Pop Artistes are set for a regional Musical and cultural performance at Heritage Courts hotel in Arua.
The musical group comprising Austin Quattebaum, banjo and vocalist, Leigh Jones, a guitarist, Ben Larsen Mandolin, Audra Nemir Base and vocalist, and Jeremy Elliot a guitarist in a press briefing on Saturday at Golden courts hotel in Arua said they are interested in developing personal contacts through musical interaction.
Austin Quattebaum, a member of the group says the show will help them appreciate different cultures and Music in Africa and help them interact with the local artistes.
The free musical show from Blue Brass Band Crow and Crayon scheduled for today Sunday is preceded by a workshop for local artistes and cultural leaders in Arua.
According to Audra Nemir, the five weeks first international tour which started in Eritrea, Ethiopia and now Uganda helps them share and learn from one another.
“We feel that we can go out and engage the people in a life changing experience and there is excitement that goes with it,” Audra said.
The Pop Artistes and the leaders of Lugbara Kari Cultural Institution during a the press conference. Photo by Felix
Meanwhile Ismail Tuku the Prime Minister ‘Lugbara Kari’ expressed gratitude adding that the musical show will raise the youth expectations to take music as a career for their personal development.
Margaret Angufiru the former MP Ayivu and now Minister of health in Lugbara Kari expressed worry over the increasing cases of teenage pregnancies in West Nile, which she says is attributed to the laxity of parents to take responsibility in educating their children.
She urges the American musical group to offer sensitization on reproductive health and family planning so as to help the young people in the region.
The Mayor Arua Municipal council, Isa Kato, says engaging the youth in a musical entertainment will not only foster a spirit of brotherhood but also help them identify and develop their talents.
He also commended the Embassy of America for the choice of Arua Municipality, adding that it will open the eyes of the youth to venture far and wide in music.
Dr Willy Ngaka a member of the organizing team the visit offers a wonderful opportunity for the people of West Nile including the PWDs whom he says need help to develop their musical career.