DECIPHERING THE TRADITIONS OF THE BANYARWANDA-BAKIGA ALLOY; The Bafumbira Traditional Handicrafts. [Rooted In Culture]

The bafumbira live in Kisoro district, an epitome of Ugandan nature formulated with a beautiful landscape having a medley of hills. Just as their name, the bafumbira live around the Mufumbiro ranges that are an amalgam of Mt. Muhabura(the guide), Mgahinga(pile of stone) andSabinyo(teeth ridges). Since the volcanoes used to erupt, this seemed like a … More DECIPHERING THE TRADITIONS OF THE BANYARWANDA-BAKIGA ALLOY; The Bafumbira Traditional Handicrafts. [Rooted In Culture]

FERRETING OUT INDIGENOUS CULTURE: The Basoga traditional handicrafts. [Rooted In Culture]

A stroll around Jinja proves that the Busoga culture is barely celebrated anymore in crafts. This is evident from the arts and crafts shops around town with most of them portraying what foreign cultures have to offer. The lack of attention on indigenous culture is as a result of importing handicrafts from Kenya and Tanzania … More FERRETING OUT INDIGENOUS CULTURE: The Basoga traditional handicrafts. [Rooted In Culture]

A TALE OF GENERATIONS; The Acholi traditional handicrafts. [Rooted In Culture]

Situated in the northern part of Uganda, the Acholi are a Luo group of people under chiefdoms headed by Rwodi.The Acholi cultures, traditions and history are up to now being passed down to generations through the practice of craft-making. Influenced by the Acholi traditional lifestyle, the design of crafts is a way of preserving their … More A TALE OF GENERATIONS; The Acholi traditional handicrafts. [Rooted In Culture]

Day 8: Tales from Lake Mutanda [Deep Discoveries]

Our blissful journey lasted only until we begun winding and turning like a snake navigating through sand. These meandering roads eventually revealed Kisoro town is nestled between the hills of South-western Uganda. The backdrop of Virunga ranges completes this rich natural tapestry. My initial itinerary involved a nature walk through Mt. Sabinyo gorge and the … More Day 8: Tales from Lake Mutanda [Deep Discoveries]

DAY 2: EATING GULU [ROOTED IN CULTURE]

The mostly vegetarian traditional Acholi diet can be described as sentimental with a strong sense of tradition and nostalgia; because of the passion, attitude, feelings and ideas that have been attached to it. At Te-kwaro education and preservation centre in Koc-Kweyo, Gulu district, traditional preparation procedures of two famous Acholi sauce dishes; boo and malakwang … More DAY 2: EATING GULU [ROOTED IN CULTURE]

Day 7: ‘Darkness to Light’ [Deep Discoveries]

After compiling the data collected from the previous day, we enjoyed a heavy breakfast to get us ready for the trek. We set off for our next destination, Kisiizi Falls in Rukungiri District. Kisiizi Falls, commonly recognized as a former execution site for pregnant unmarried Bakiga girls, has quickly become a popular tourist destination since … More Day 7: ‘Darkness to Light’ [Deep Discoveries]

Day 4: Guru-Guru Caves – Lamogi Rebellion Relived [Deep Discoveries]

After a nature walk through Budongo Forest the previous day, we slept exhausted and woke up at 8am for our next excursion. There was no better way to prepare for this than enjoying a plate of Katogo to give us the energy we needed for a tiresome day ahead in the Guru Guru Caves. Being … More Day 4: Guru-Guru Caves – Lamogi Rebellion Relived [Deep Discoveries]

DAY 6: EDULA[RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]

The ‘edula’, translated from Ateso as granary, was and still is a valued possession in homesteads of Amuriat. Particular to Mr. John Francis Olwanga’s home, there are two different kinds of granaries, one smaller than the other. It takes 3 to 4 days to construct each with readily available materials. The smaller granary, constructed in … More DAY 6: EDULA[RE-DEFINING THE UGANDAN HOMESTEAD]