Category «Lifestyle»

FGM in Karamoja: we either ‘kill’ culture or preserve life

ELEVEN-year-old Cheyech Lima of Doo village in Nakapipirit District died on July 9, 2010, in the bush due to over bleeding-a common FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) complication. According to the “surgeon”, one Cheptchai, he was not only cutting for the first time, but hurriedly for fear of the law. “My grand father used to be a ‘surgeon’. So elders asked me to start because we needed to cut as many girls as possible,” Cheptchai says. While Milka Rioo, an age-mate who survived the complications to see another sunrise reveals, “I woke up one morning ready to go to school but father told me that I should stop thinking of going to school and focus on being cut and getting married. …

Savoring sweet classical music

By KFM Reporter Classical music is not played on your favourite radio station and has been defined as the music for the affluent and those who understand it. Well, on Thursday I got to attend a classical music concert, as the Kampala Symphony Orchestra played live at the Paradise Terrace, Sheraton Kampala Hotel. It was my first and I dare say I loved it, more precisely due to the passion with which the artistes played their instruments. You can appreciate the emotional attachment the orchestra puts in, at some point closing their eyes as they strive to achieve technical perfection on their instruments. The harmony is so organised and piercing, you’ll want to listen on and on and if you’re …

Jackie Chandiru and Navio get unplugged

The average reveller at the monthly unplugged sessions at Club Silk will not care much about the guy plucking the guitar, playing the piano or drums, but Myko Ouma made his presence felt during Jackie and Navio’s show on Thursday. He pierced the air with good music as he emotionally plucked his guitar, getting the attention of the otherwise dismissive crowd during the intermission as main acts Navio and Jackie took a breather. To christen Ouma the Ugandan Carlos Santana only tries to show how good this guitarist is, for Santana is internationally acclaimed, having pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusions. Well, Ouma was playing as part of the band that backed the main acts, giving a richer representation with …