Uganda | November 17, 2013
Photos by James Akena/Reuters
1. Gold miners work at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village in Mubende district, 150 km (90 miles) southwest of Uganda’s capital Kampala.
2. A gold miner displays a piece of raw gold nugget at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village.
3. A man covered in dust works at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village.
4. A female gold miner uses a plastic basin to wash rock dust with water, to extract gold nuggets, in Lukgngi village.
5. A general view of makeshift shelters erected by some estimated 2000 miners who camped at an open-pit gold mine is seen in Lukingi village.
6. A miner works at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village.
7. A gold miner wears a head torch as he breaks rocks at a gold mine in Lukingi village.
8. A boy washes stone dust in search of gold nuggets at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village.
9. A man carries a sack of rocks at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village.
10. Youths covered in dust work at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village.
Qwela (Uganda) and Dela (Kenya) team up and rework a Ugandan classic called “Njabala” on Coke Studio Africa.
Njabala is a traditional Ugandan wedding song about a girl (called Njabala) who is discovered by her mother before her wedding to lack certain skills expected of a wife.
Njabala was a popular song amongst the older generation, although in recent times forgotten by young people. In this fusion, the song is updated to feature both male and female vocals. The update also includes a more gender friendly approach in which rather than the woman being coached as a good wife, the lyrics (mix between Luganda and English) recognise that it is both parties obligation to contribute to a successful marriage.
- Coke Studio Africa: A convergence of a diverse number of prominent African artists coming together to combine various genres of music from all over Africa.