Uganda is known as “The Pearl of Africa” for its astounding natural beauty, biodiversity, and culture. With its proximity on the Equator, the source of the Nile River, and hundreds of miles of coastline on Lake Victoria, you’ll be vowing to return the minute you step off the plane.

Performing arts are integral to the culture in Uganda, with eye-catching traditional dances unique to each ethnic group. Singing and dancing is a part of daily life, as almost every event calls for song and dance, from hymns in church and at school to live local music in the evenings. In the villages, people often gather to make music. Homes often have traditional instruments, such as drums. Uganda has a vibrant and inspiring culture when it comes community gatherings and performing arts.

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Music for Social Change in Uganda

Impact lives through music in Mbarara, Uganda. Witness the transformative power of music firsthand as you collaborate with local musicians to bring the joy of music to vulnerable communities.

I spent 3 months on the music volunteer program in Uganda. I was the only volunteer at the time and the experience was so immersive. The staff here are warm, welcoming and enjoy having fun! I feel I have made friends for life. I’m going to miss living with my host family and learning how to cook local foods! To attend traditional Ugandan weddings was a wonderful experience. It was truly transformative working with such resilient and strong groups of marginalised people, and witnessing how music increased their self esteem and brought joy to their lives.

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