CHOGM 2007 in Uganda

Many international musicians from The Commonwealth Resounds! travelled to Kampala to take part in some fascinating projects and performances with their Ugandan musical partners. The whole programme was supported generously by the Commonwealth Foundation. Professional Group Leaders from The Commonwealth Resounds! supported the work of youth choirs and bands in the villages surrounding Kampala, and the Federation of International Musicians launched a highly successful Music Business Seminar(pdf). The Commonwealth Resounds! also took part in Commonwealth People’s Forum Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and ran projects in the People’s Space. On the final day, Dr. Peter Cooke gave a fascinating lecture about the Music of Uganda (pdf) to all musicians involved in The Commonwealth Resounds! at the Ndere Centre, Ntinda.