Doing It the Ugandan Way


By Maggie Cochrane

On Friday, Jan. 18 Samuel Bakkabulindi, a master drummer and dancer from Uganda, taught a workshop entitled “Doing It the Ugandan Way” to students, faculty and community members in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Dance Theater. The afternoon concluded a week of events on percussion, dance and ethnicity. On Saturday, Jan. 12 Bakkabulindi was joined by Assistant Professor of Music Damascus Kafumbe and Assistant Professor of Dance Christal Brown for a “Percussion and Dance Explosion” in the McCullough Social Space. On Tuesday, Jan. 15 he presented a lecture entitled “Movement and Ethnicity in Uganda.” In the video above, Bakkabulindi leads participants in a voice and movement activity.