Ndere dance troupe Kampala – the word ‘endere’ means ‘flute’, the Ndere Troupe therefore means Flute Troupe.
The flute was chosen as a symbol of beauty as it produced such beautiful and exceptional music which can be manipulated to express a range of emotions; from sorrow to joy and from love to loneliness in many African traditions.
It also symbolizes universal unity, all peoples of the world have a flute in their cultures. The flute is like the blood that flows in our bodies no matter our external difference. The Ndere Troupe prides itself on emphasizing commonalities and celebrating the rich differences.
The Ndere Troupe is a cultural development that was founded in 1986 by Rawangyezi Stephen and he has gone to employ many young people at the Ndere centre.
Historically in Africa, written words did not exist therefore Africa’s cultural history literature, knowledge and wisdom were recorded and passed on to succeeding generations through the medium of performing arts, music, dance, storytelling and poetry.
Pride in education, in efforts to salvage and conserve African heritage, the Ndere Troupe performs a repertoire of more than 40 authentic Ugandan dances and songs accompanied by various indigenous percussive, stringed and wind instruments. The Troupe engages in various projects aimed at keeping African generations educated about traditional entertainment and also uses traditional entertainment to spread knowledge about current issues such as modern farming techniques and HIV/AIDS.
The multi-award winning Ndere Troupe has been gracing stages for almost 25 years with high quality performances that have resulted in worldwide appreciation and fame. Ndere Troupe has also made memorable experiences for countless people and organizations by performing at different milestones in their lives.
Ndere Troupe has performed at graduations, weddings, anniversaries, dinners, launches, conferences, expositions, festivals, opening ceremonies and state functions to name but a few.
With over 60 artists, Ndere Troupe is poised to continue shaping Ugandan culture and performance as they continue to take it to the next level. Great Adventure safaris arranges Ndere dance troupe Kampala visits, gorilla and Willie safaris in Uganda.