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Milege

Fès, Central Region, Uganda

Fès, Central Region, Uganda
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Jul
12
Milege @ Sheraton Kampala Hotel's lion's Bar

KAMPALA, None, Uganda

KAMPALA, None, Uganda

May
18
Milege @ The SOurce of the Nile

Jinja, None, Uganda

Jinja, None, Uganda

Feb
01
Milege @ Uganda Christian University Mukono, Nkoyoyo Hall

Mukono, None, Uganda

Mukono, None, Uganda

Music

Press


Milégé has since been on a journey to demystify the beauty of originally crafted Ugandan music, playfully delivered with an elegant traditional touch much to the enrichment of Uganda’s music sounds so far.
Having engaged in an insurmountable number of music gigs ranging from; corporate events, weddings, concerts and festivals, Milege has undoubtedly grown into a fully fledged band if their profile is anything to go by. However, a personal encounter with their performances will most certainly elevate your passion and appreciation for Afrocentric sounds as embedded in their music even further and deeper.

- Uganda Goes Online( UGO)


Milégé has since been on a journey to demystify the beauty of originally crafted Ugandan music, playfully delivered with an elegant traditional touch much to the enrichment of Uganda’s music sounds so far.
Having engaged in an insurmountable number of music gigs ranging from; corporate events, weddings, concerts and festivals, Milege has undoubtedly grown into a fully fledged band if their profile is anything to go by. However, a personal encounter with their performances will most certainly elevate your passion and appreciation for Afrocentric sounds as embedded in their music even further and deeper.

- Uganda Goes Online( UGO)


There is a feeling of revolution you experience as you watch Francis Manana, Milege Afro Band’s lead guitarist, invite Nawany, traditional singer, dancer and poet, to the stage. It is a quietly burning sense of revolution, and soon you start hoping that this is what Uganda has become: - Start Journal


"WATCHING Milege play was like listening to a soothing serenade in the middle of a dripping night on Christmas Eve. It was last Friday night at the Kampala Serena Hotel as the jazz band treated its fans to their first public concert" - The New Vision


"WATCHING Milege play was like listening to a soothing serenade in the middle of a dripping night on Christmas Eve. It was last Friday night at the Kampala Serena Hotel as the jazz band treated its fans to their first public concert" - The New Vision


"WATCHING Milege play was like listening to a soothing serenade in the middle of a dripping night on Christmas Eve. It was last Friday night at the Kampala Serena Hotel as the jazz band treated its fans to their first public concert" - The New Vision


"WATCHING Milege play was like listening to a soothing serenade in the middle of a dripping night on Christmas Eve. It was last Friday night at the Kampala Serena Hotel as the jazz band treated its fans to their first public concert" - The New Vision


Milege was joined on the stage by Ugandan music sensation, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Herbert Kinobe on a guided tour through Karamoja region — Kotido, Nakapiripirit, and Moroto districts — to interact with the Karamojong people. - The East African


"a double play of Awinyi, a song from their previous concert with a beat and dance from Mt. Elgon fused with the Adhola language got the audience to the floor. This climaxed the concert. But after two-and-half hours, the audience still wanted more"
- The Monitor


"a double play of Awinyi, a song from their previous concert with a beat and dance from Mt. Elgon fused with the Adhola language got the audience to the floor. This climaxed the concert. But after two-and-half hours, the audience still wanted more"
- The Monitor


Initially, the band had anticipated that their first concert would be in four to five years but just one year later, they are ready to have a concert of their own. - SundayVision


Initially, the band had anticipated that their first concert would be in four to five years but just one year later, they are ready to have a concert of their own. - SundayVision


Before you shout oxymoron , the title just refers to the fact that Milege , an afro jazz band , had the crowd behaving like they were at a hard metal rock concert. Fans were screaming , jumping up and down , dancing in their seats , throwing money at the band members and rushing the stage. I am a bit surprised that security wasn’t called in to restrain them. Probably the guards were also dancing. - The WorkZine


Before you shout oxymoron , the title just refers to the fact that Milege , an afro jazz band , had the crowd behaving like they were at a hard metal rock concert. Fans were screaming , jumping up and down , dancing in their seats , throwing money at the band members and rushing the stage. I am a bit surprised that security wasn’t called in to restrain them. Probably the guards were also dancing. - The WorkZine


"This picture made it to the 1st page of The Observer on Monday September 3rd 2012. Now that’s a big deal here. The paper has been in existence for over seven years but no story or picture from the entertainment scene has ever appeared or led in the newspaper". - BigSamPhotography


"This picture made it to the 1st page of The Observer on Monday September 3rd 2012. Now that’s a big deal here. The paper has been in existence for over seven years but no story or picture from the entertainment scene has ever appeared or led in the newspaper". - BigSamPhotography


Milégé Afro Jazz Band’s October 29 Repainting Uganda concert at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall may not have been huge on in-your-face pre-concert publicity. But for the outfit’s loyal fan base, the gig was a great showcase of the diversity there is to celebrate about being Ugandan. - The Observer


Milege fittingly describes its music as a mix of traditional jazz, African beats and harmonious melodies. Basically, this means they’ve dedicated themselves to experimenting with all manner of genres and instruments. The result is refreshing. - proggie.ug


Discography

New Era-2009
Nankasa zi wuna-2009
Kankutwale- 2009
Migration-2009
Agwara-2010
Enyunyuzi-2010
Samson and Delilah-2010
Awinyi 2010

Akaburwana-2011
Latin kok pi ngo- 2011
Akeyo-2011- with Jungle the Man Eater
Akadema-2012
Angela-2012 featuring Nawany
Weyo 2012 with Kaz Kasozi

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Bio

Inimitable rhythms; Uga-centric melodies; powerful sounds- this is the style of Milégé.
Started in January 2009, Milégé is a five-man band of youthful, smart and enthusiastic
people; all passionate about music The team came together after realising the
missing link in Ugandas music industry.
The band gets its name from a the japhadola,a Luo tribe in eastern Uganda’s word for a rattle-like bell worn around the ankle for traditional dances and to usher in the King or chiefs.

Milégé’s vision is to spear head the creation of world class arts rooted in uganda’s cultural heritage, built on principles of orginality,quality and longevity. Although, the band’s purpose is laden with duty, this team of vibrant and dynamic young people is committed to increasing the appreciation of local talent in Uganda and sharing this talent with the world.

Milégé boasts of a mix of uniquely talented individuals who give the band its classy and professional
allure. The group’s Music Director, Francis Manana is the lead guitarist and Sports Marketing
professional, while Gloria Akugzibwe- who is the lead vocalist- is a medical practitioner.Bass Guitar player, Emma Ranja , Peter Nkalubo- Drummer- a software Engineer, David Nalwebe on the rhythm guitar and Telcom Engineer Joanita Katushabe on the vocals

The band is values of, originality, authenticity, culture, longevity and moral values.

Our sounds are a hybrid between traditional Ugandan sounds with contemporary music fundamentals(jazz, blues, Reggae). . Milege writes and composes its own music. This, Milégé believes will enable it to remain an insignia of creativity, originality, and excellence in music.
The band mates are seasoned players of a variety of traditional and modern music instruments.

The band also sings several native languages like Luganda, Luo,Runyankole, Lusoga ,lugisu and Kinyarwanda as well as the English language,So far, more than 30 songs have been composed by the
band; many have been performed and one single “WEYO” been freshly released. Each song borrows its rhythm from sounds in nature and from unique dynamics in a typical traditonal Ugandan lifesyle.

Band Members