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Country Uganda Genres fusion traditional roots Website www.pdasewi.net Festival Sauti za Busara 2011
Percussion Discussion Afrika was founded in 1997 by Herman Ssewanyana. Already a celebrity in the Ugandan community, Herman has been performing and recording for over 25 years, renowned for his work with dancehall giants the Afrigo Band.
Percussion Discussion Afrika bases its music on original Ugandan tunes for traditional African instruments, and is now firmly at the forefront of Uganda in developing an amalgamation of contemporary instruments and traditional African rhythms. Ssewanyana has sought continuous collaboration with artists from other genres and other countries. Recent performances in Uganda have featured regular hiphop night collaborations, as well as storytellers, poets, and contemporary dancers and performing internationally in UK, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe. Their track ‘Nakawunde’ featured in the blockbuster move ‘The Last King of Scotland’, released in 2006.
As cultural ambassadors of Uganda, Percussion Discussion Afrika promotes the rich music and rhythms of Uganda. With the colourful and lively presentation of the stage show, audiences experience an unforgettable performance.