Usually hosted on the banks of the Nile River near Kampala, Uganda, Nyege Nyege Festival was forced to move digital for their 2020 event. Now, after a successful livestreamed event featuring over 300 artists, label Nyege Nyege Tapes have shared a new compilation album starring talent from their sixth annual festival iteration.
L’Esprit de Nyege 2020 features a whopping 48 tracks, incorporating Afro percussive sounds and rhythms with forward-thinking and energetic electronic production. From Slammy Karugu’s techno offering, to Tyor Iganna’s highly experimental style, to Menzi’s industrial trap composition, the compilation spans a swath of genres and showcases the diverse talent Nyege Nyege boasts.
L’Esprit de Nyege 2020 is available on Bandcamp for a name-your-price donation. 50 percent of proceeds from the record will go towards the festival costs with the remaining 50 percent towards the artists featured on the compilation.
Recorded sets are available to watch on Nyege Nyege’s Facebook page. Stream the opening ceremony below.
Featured image: The Cinyl Factory