Makerere University Klaus Wachsmann Audio-visual Archive (MAKWAA) is a multi-media archive and resource center for traditional, popular and art music, recited word, dances and stories and recollections of musicians and dancers of Uganda


Klaus Wachsman

Although it was established in 2009, the history of MAKWAA goes back to June 2004, when the organizers of the International Seminar on Popular Cultural Materials and Public Spheres at Roskilde University in Denmark asked Dr. Sylvia Nannyonga Tamusuza to present a paper on the “Challenges of Archiving Popular Music in Uganda.”

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Our Vision & MIssion

Our Mission

Sustainable & accessible music archive that links the Ugandan musical heritage of the past & present into the future in order to support, strengthen music and dance performance, teaching, learning, & research in Uganda

Our Vision is to be the leading center for archiving and research on Ugandan music and dance in the world

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