National Perspective – Music and Politics

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The 2011 election campaign season was the most musical in Uganda’s history.

Whether it was for ideological or personal gain, singers, rappers and reggeaton artists rallied behind the eight presidential candidates, backing them in a way they had not done before.  They sang songs in praise of Mao, revived old UPC party songs and chanted to Museveni’s ‘You Want Another Rap?’

The danced and played the hits and the music drew in multitudes.

Was it an unholy mix or destiny fulfilled?

The Uganda Radio Network team explores this in National Perspective – Music and Politics.

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