About the Archive (MAKWAA)

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Our Mission, Vision & Objectives

Our Mission

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


To be the leading center for archiving and research on Ugandan music and dance in the world

History of MAKWAA

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.”