Kika Boys Cultural Troupe

Group Information

Kika group photo

The group comes from Masaka Nyendo and have been performing together since 2007.

Group Leader: Dumba Charles, other performers include: Nassonko Passy (lead vocals),Waswa Cosmas, Ssembusi Huzairuh, Kalema Frank, Katongole Hakim, Nalwadda Shadia

Style of Music:  Nganda from Buganda

Song meanings

Mbidde (A medley):  The Mbidde is the banana plant that makes the local brew and the song talks through each step to make the brew that locals consume:

“Katonda Bwakuwa Kyoyagala”:   If god gives you what you wanted, in your heart you become very thankful but not telling everyone who might be envious.

“Tweyanze”:   We are thankful and appreciative.  Sung when someone has been given something.  It is an appreciation song.

Recording Information

19th November 2013

Recording location:

Kidinda, Uganda

Audio by:

Steve Kivutia, Ketebul Music & Andy Patterson, Abubilla Music.

Mixed by Andy Patterson

Video by:

Patrick Ondiek, Ketebul Music; Jimmy Allen and Victoria Denison, Abubilla Music