Sosolya Undugu Dance Academy, UGANDA
15th December 2019
Mehkla Jha Auditorium
National Bal Bhavan
Playwright: Alex Mukulu
Choreographed by Alex Mukulu,
Herman Bagonza and Eva Kallweit
Zakayo is adapting himself to a new “chocolateculture”! The forest where he used to live has been destroyed by human beings.
Consequently, he is moved and caged in a Zoo where he is given a “forest- diet” he grew up with. A journalist sympathizes with him and determines to free him from the cage.
He raises funds to re-plant the forest .Unfortunately, Zakayo dies before the promised forest is actualized!
The descendants of Zakayo, who reach the promised forest, consider him a hero, a victim of human activities that caused his death. ! The primates now enjoy a new forest, humanity promises never to tamper with the forest: Hence, the freedom and health of Zakayo’s descendants.
Maglaque Sharen Teresa
Aromorac Livercy Okumu
Nakacwa Tracy Zaina
Nanozi Fahima Mustafa
Senoga Edgar Devis
Nalule Mastulah Mercy
Mugwanya Lezon Mac Ceaser
Mukulu Alex Edward Kabangala
About the Group
We are a group of young, talented and energetic artists who came together to organize themselves
for a common cause. We now consist of 302 members aged 5–18 and those aged 18-25 who are
involved in the settlement and replacement programs. They are trained by 15 professionals who are former beneficiaries of the same project in the traditional arts of the different cultures of Uganda and the great lakes region.
Prioritizing artistically talented but socially disadvantaged and vulnerable children and youth, the group aims to break the vicious cycle of poverty and enable young people's ambitions to fully bloom.
It provides: A sense of belonging (Family hood) shelter, education support, free music dance and drama skills training, educative leisure activities for youth and children in the urban slums of Kabalagala / Kampala, capital of Uganda and neighboring communities.
We are a voluntary Non-Governmental, Non-profit making community based organization founded by Brother Lezon Mark Mugwanya in 1993 Registered as Sosolya Undugu Family Academy as of Feb 2017 under Number 12741, Charity Number S.5194/13010 It's a project initiative with a mission to promote skills development to organizing educational and leisure activities for vulnerable children and youth, street and internally displaced youth and children. This leisure activity occupies the children and youth
in their free time and becomes a concrete possibility for them to get free education through scholarships awarded to talented students.