Babaluku is certainly one of Uganda’s legendary Emcees. The ability to rap in an African indigenous language is a challenge that most artists avoid, however,
This is episode 11 of the podcast, and the third in a series of episodes recorded live at the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival in Hartford, Connecticut. The festival took place the 6th to the 9th of April, 2017.
This episode is a conversation with Babaluku and Gilbert from Bavubuka Foundation in Kampala, Uganda. Babaluku is a founding member of the Uganda hip hop group Bataka Squad, and has been involved in the hip hop community in Uganda since the early years. Gilbert, the hip hop archivist, is a photographer who has been archiving hip hop culture in Africa for several years. Through the Bavubuka Foundation, Babaluku and Gilbert, have built a large hip hop network and community in Uganda and east & central Africa. Their yearly B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Gathering* happens at the end of December and brings in Macs from all over East and Central Africa
*The name of the gathering is quoted wrongly in the podcast
To get in touch with Bavubuka on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bavubuka/
4:51 Bavubuka’s work with the youth
19:52 Minutes in impact of Invisible Children and other NGOs on their work & distortions of African stories.
30:08 African linkages
38:45 indigenous hip hop
50:15 Get in touch
56:02 “Traveling Man” by Babaluku