crane performers

crane performers

BandWorldFolk

Culryre perfromers and promoter {Uganda}

Biography

Crane Performers was established and founded on 16 December 2001 by Gordon Kayovu & Benedict Muhigo who were professional accountants working with PricewaterhouseCoopers. The drive to put up a performing troupe was hatched between these two people as they were closely sharing their respective backgrounds in one of the evenings as they were preparing for their ACCA examinations at Strathmore College – Nairobi. In their discussion, they both discovered that they had managed to acquire their secondary education through Music, Dance and Drama hence the conclusion to start a dance troupe that would help restore self confidence of the poor and orphans whose parents’ lives have been claimed by the deadly scourge of AIDS and the un ending war in northern Uganda.

Gordon was further inspired by his father, Lt. George Kayovu (R.I.P) who toiled so much for the development of the African cultural performing Arts. After the death of his father, he found it vital to continue with the good works that his father had started of identifying, developing and exposing the young talented folk musicians especially the needy children. Though he died a soldier, he is greatly remembered in great schools like Kings College Buddo, Gayaza High School, Kampala Parents School, Buganda Road Primary School & Namilyango College, and in institutions like Ndere Troupe, National Theatre, Namirembe Cathedral, Bunamwaya Church & the UPDF, for a great and unique talent he had in the field of Music, Dance & Drama. Daddy, I will forever live to treasure you & the works of your hands, may your soul rest in eternal peace.

The success in forming the troupe was backed by the excellent ability to organise and set up a well organised group of talented, disciplined and energetic youths and adults. Since its formation, the troupe has only been able to exist due to its strongly rooted foundation on a God fearing group of people.

Discography

to come!!

Set List

The troupe has the ability to perform a variety of traditional folk dances and songs from all cultures and ethnic tribes of Uganda with full orchestration. In addition, the troupe has embarked on research into learning other traditional songs and dances from the neighbouring countries and at the moment, we can ably perform a few songs and dances from Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan, Burundi and Tanzania.

In addition to energetic traditional dances, and soothing & well amplified folk songs, we give educative commentaries purposely to enable our audience understand the root of the various cultures of Uganda. At times, we have tried to be comical just to spice the performances. The combination is just amazing.

Our orchestration consists of a number of instruments rallying from:

Percussions

Xylophones (melodic percussion)
The xylophone also called ‘amadinda’ is one of the key instruments used in the Africa orchestra, from which all other instruments pick key to play in harmony. Its size