30 Teams Register for 'Kadodi' Competition

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Thirty teams have registered to take part in the Kadodi dance competition week that kicked off on Wednesday at Mbale Senior Secondary School playground. The week-long competition, a traditional Bamasaba dance, will end on January 9, 2018.

Thirty teams have registered to take part in the Kadodi dance competition week that kicked off on Wednesday at Mbale Senior Secondary School playground.

 
The week-long competition, a traditional Bamasaba dance, will end on January 9, 2018.
 
The districts in Bugisu region that have registered to participate include Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Bududa and Bulambuli.
 
Mbale district had the highest number of participants while newly created Namisindwa district had not registered a single participant.
 
The Kadodi competition is organised by Mob Media. Moses Mabonga, the Managing Director Mob Media says preliminaries started on Wednesday and finals will be held next week on Tuesday.
 
Mabonga says this is the first Kadodi dance competition to be organised in Bugisu region.
 
He noted that in the preliminaries they will select a total of 10 participants who will compete in the quarter finals, semifinals and finals.
 
Mabonga added that six winners will be selected on the last day and the first winner will walk away with one million shillings while the other five teams will each get 200,000 shillings.
 
He noted that the six best teams will be taken to Swaziland to participate in Reed Dance, an annual royal dance and ceremony which will take place in late August to early September.  
 
Mabonga says the reason for the competition is to promote the culture and identifying local talents.
 
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He calls upon the government to partner with them, pointing ministry of tourism, to promote the cultural event.

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.