SSEMPEKE AMADINDA QUARTETis a Ugandanorchestraplaying traditional instruments and creating a new take on Traditional folk music.Was formed around the arts center in Kampala, beinginitiatedby Albert Bisaso Ssempeke, the son of the late Dr Albert Ssempeke who was aUgandanveteran Musician and Musician who played a big role in promoting andpreservingUgandanTraditional Music and who had Knowledge of former Music traditional of the Kingdom of Buganda. Bisaso Ssempeke is now a manger the fewcontemporaryMusicians in Uganda today. thereafter studied this musicfrom his father. Bisaso has since become a well-respected musician and expert onUgandaand Buganda Culture,Dance and Music . Bisaso Albert continues to carry forward the traditional of Kiganda Music that have been passed down through his talented Family for generations.

Bisaso plays a Variety of Traditional MusicUgandanInstruments, including Amadinda (long-xylophone),Endigidi (one stringBowed lute),Endongo (Bow lyre) Akogo (thambpiano), Ndere (flute) etc.

Currently Bisaso resides in Kampala,Uganda. He plays with a Variety of Bands and Musicians a round the City on a regular basis and He does private Teaching on traditional music instruments and Dancemovements to thoseinterested.

Our Quartet performs occasionally on Kabaka'seventsin thepalace and alsoperforms on manyeventslike world music day whichusuallyorganizedby French Culture Center in Kampala and also international music festivals like BAYIMBA International festival of Music and Arts in 2009 and 2010 .

In the year 2003 December, our quartet was invited to perform onbirthdayof Gyogy Liget who was GermanyClassical composersand performed alongsidePhilharmonicorchestralinBerlin. In 2004, Ensemble was again invited to perform inAustria on the birth of Professor Gerhard Kubikand performed at the opening of the enthnomusicologistsymposiumon African Perspective pre colonial History.

2009.We recieved 2 invitations to represent Buganda royal Court Music in Paris and Amsterdam. in Paris we performed at the HeadQuoter'sof the FrenchCultural Center andMusicFestival at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Amsterdam

Updated:  April 24, 2011

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