MILEGE GIVES THE DEAF A PLATFORM FOR MUSIC

The Milege Acoustic Project(MAP) through its power of the stage experience as a tool to unlock potential, as therapy against addictions, depression and low self-esteem, for learning, social cohesion, talent discovery, artistic development and heritage through Makerere university is dedicating this year towards expanding the platform to Kyambogo University as well as creating a platform for music of the deaf.

Dancers entertaining guests during the show

Milege teams up with Open Mic Uganda to mentor and facilitate University students in developing their art.

It has run successfully for 2 years at Makerere University and through this project , a music platform is being created for the deaf, to discover and scout musical talent amongst them. They will later be included on festival/concert line-ups across the country, and create a focal point where the deaf and hearing communities come together to enjoy the arts.

Drummers giving a spectacular performance during the Milege festival event.
photo from internet

MAP has become a talent pool for arts organisation’s in Uganda and for other Milege Projects like the Milege world music festival that takes on volunteers who have excelled at MAP to run events on a larger scale and link young artists to opportunities across the globe.

Milege’s weekly shows will as usual be characterized by a small intimate set up, bonfires, a closely-knitted social association of arts lovers .The typical MAP line-up showcases music, dance, poetry and storytelling and is open to showcase any other art form.

Gorgeous Cleopatra hosting the show

Milege will also still open  its rehearsal space once a week and anyone can come and be a part of it and receive guidance from more experienced artists and be able to showcase their art at the weekly MAP show based on progress made

The shows takes place every Thursday at the Makerere University Guest and every Friday at Kyambogo University’s Peace park from 19:30hrs-22:30hrs.

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