Artist Of The Day: Samuel Nalangira

posted by Shane German on 01/27/2020

A native of Uganda, East Africa and currently residing in Kalamazoo; Samuel Nalangira is a folk/world musician, dancer and choreographer who has been performing since his childhood and teaching since the age of 15. He has toured across Europe, United States, Canada and Asia performing and leading workshops in schools, universities, festivals and community centers.

He is a multi instrumentalist and a master at many traditional instruments including the Adungu from northern Uganda, Akogo from Eastern Uganda, Endingidi, percussion and Ngoni. He has also developed a unique approach and personal techniques on most of these instruments and, in combination with soaring voice; his music carries a true identity of the sub Saharan skies.

Samuel Nalangira's 2019 album "Amayengo" is nominated for multiple Jammie Awards this year including "Best Album by A New Artist" and the "Traditions!" Award.  He will also be a performer at this year's event on February 14th at The Intersection.

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