Dancehall music in Uganda is sculpted after Jamaican Dancehall. It has been one of the most influential styles of music in the Ugandan music industry for the better part of the last two (2) decades.
The style of music is very similar to the Jamaican style and so like all imported genres, the only major difference is in the language used. Although most dancehall artists will perform in their local language, in this case Luganda, Swahili as well as try to mimic Jamaican patois every now and then.
Ugandan pop connotes Ugandan Urban Music. As opposed to being a collection of many in-style genres, in Uganda, pop strictly refers to a specific style or sound, also known as afro-beat.
What is common and more precise, for that matter, is that pop music survives on a myriad of renditions – as the genre is sort-of still in a mode of experimentation to have to define what Uganda popular music should sound like.
The nomenclature Kadongokamu, sometimes KadongoKamu, is a Ganda expression and it literally means “Little Guitar”.
It is known to be a tune of the middle 1900s. It is the renaissance genre of contemporary music in Uganda.
Whereas Africa’s amusement heritage was always enormous, when the continent opened up to the outside world, perceptions and attitudes were so predisposed to influences – some good, and among them, the music prospect.