Central Africa

Kampala

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This area of numerous hills and wetlands that later became known as Kampala was the site of the shifting capital of the Buganda Kingdom (each king, upon coronation, used to establish his capital on a different hill). Kampala originally referred to Mengo Hill, on whose the British had built a city over an old capital and hunting reserve of the Buganda Kingdom, from which several buildings still survive. In the Kiganda language spoken by the Buganda people, Kampala’s name was derived from the phrase kasozi k’ mpala, which translates to “hill of the impala”. Indeed, the area once had an immense impala population. Fort Lugard was built by the British East Africa Company as the initial headquarters of the Uganda Protectorate and developed as an important industrial and commercial center. Although the British had moved the capital to Entebbe, Kampala returned to be the capital when Uganda became an independent country in 1962. In 1922 Makerere Technical Institute was founded, being the first institution of higher education in East Africa.

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Just Distruptions, Uganda, Kampala, Art and About Africa

Just Disruptions by Sungi Mlengeya

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Kampala Art Biennale

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Art Makers in Kampala

Abushariaa Ahmed

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Andrew Tabz

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Badru Katumba

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Bukenya Cedric

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Daudi Karungi

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Doddridge Busingye

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Edison Mugalu

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Henry "Mzili" Mujunga

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Herbert Kalule

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Ian Mwesiga

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Ismael Kateregga

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Lukwago Saad

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Matt Kayem

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Meron Afewerki

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Muwanga Ibrahim

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Ocom Adonias

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Otelu Kenneth

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Paul Ndema

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Ronex Ahimbisibwe

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Sanaa Gateja

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Sekubulwa Baptist

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Stacey Gillian Abe

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Xenson Samson SSenkaaba

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Art Spaces in Kampala

32° East Ugandan Arts Trust

Cultural Centre

Afriart Gallery

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Afriart Gallery on 7th

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Arts & Crafts Village

Cultural Centre

Bayimba Cultural Foundation

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Destreet Art Foundation

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Makerere Art Gallery

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Nommo Gallery

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Ujuzi Art Gallery

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Umoja Art Gallery

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