Bukaala Twesitule Troupe

Group Information

Bukaala Troupe

Bukaala Twesitule Troupe: The group leader is Ikula Charles.  The group was started in 1991 with over 200 members, 50 of whom are still active.

Lead vocalist:  Jane Babirye

Musical style is Baganda.

Song meanings

“Bana Uganda Banange”:  It is about a particular brand of beer called Senator Lager.  It has contributed to the local economic development because it uses ingredients grown in Uganda.

“Abag’ageno”:  Talks about HIV and the factors influencing the spread of HIV and how the community can come together to deal with it. Very tragic song telling the story of deaths with man sobbing at one point.

“Akabira” (Worship Song):   Means a small forest where spirits tend to run, deep in the trees and high in the mountains.  But they are not always well cared for and they then tend to cause havoc with the rest of  family members.

“Omwenge” (a local brew):  This is about how the local brew is made in stages and sets out each procedure to produce the brew.

Recording Information

24th November 2013

Recording location:

Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda

Audio by:

Andy Patterson, Abubilla Music and Steve Kivutia, Ketebul Music

Video by: 

Patrick Ondiek, Ketebul Music and Jimmy Allen & Victoria Denison, Abubilla Music Foundation