The Journey to our being: How do we
become who and what we are
Alfdaniels Mivule Basiibye Mabingo
Uganda
New York Universi...
What color is my continent?
Uganda
• Located in East Africa
• Has approx. 35 Million
people
• More than 60 tribes
• More than 60 tribal
languages
• It...
Family background
•
•
•
•
•

23 siblings
Baganda people
Central Uganda
Grew up doing farming
Also did some other
activitie...
Growing up as a child in Uganda
• Until they grow up, children take care of
their siblings
• Other community members also ...
Community and Culture
In rural communities

At school
National symbols and
culture
The crested crane

The colours
The importance of music and
dance
•

People dance before they are born.

•

The home acts a a classroom for dance

•

The ...
Conclusion
Reflection and questions
Mwebale nnyo!
Mweraba
Conclusion
Reflection and questions
Mwebale nnyo!
Mweraba
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Art mabingo uganda

  1. 1. The Journey to our being: How do we become who and what we are Alfdaniels Mivule Basiibye Mabingo Uganda New York University
  2. 2. What color is my continent?
  3. 3. Uganda • Located in East Africa • Has approx. 35 Million people • More than 60 tribes • More than 60 tribal languages • It is a plateau
  4. 4. Family background • • • • • 23 siblings Baganda people Central Uganda Grew up doing farming Also did some other activities such as hunting, fishing, arts and crafts, etc • Different responsibilities at home. The responsibilities are gendered
  5. 5. Growing up as a child in Uganda • Until they grow up, children take care of their siblings • Other community members also do – a child belongs to the community. • Children create their songs, games, stories, dances, etc. • An average family has 6 children • Children also attend school
  6. 6. Community and Culture In rural communities At school
  7. 7. National symbols and culture The crested crane The colours
  8. 8. The importance of music and dance • People dance before they are born. • The home acts a a classroom for dance • The community is a school for music and dance • Music and dance is created from nature/ecology • Every stage of life is accompanied by music and dance • Dance are highly gendered
  9. 9. Conclusion Reflection and questions Mwebale nnyo! Mweraba
  10. 10. Conclusion Reflection and questions Mwebale nnyo! Mweraba

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